Omaha firefighter’s wife killed in Plattsmouth fire

Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 8:21 AM CDT
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PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (WOWT) - The Omaha Fire Department confirmed that the wife of one of its captains died in a Plattsmouth house fire over the weekend.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies, Plattsmouth Police, Plattsmouth Fire & Rescue, and the Cass County EMA responded about 8 a.m.

They found smoke coming from the eves and roof of the home in the Chasemore subdivision.

Deputies and officers were unable to enter the home due to the heat and smoke.

Once firefighters gained access, they found Karen J. Sidener, 52, on the main floor of the home. Lifesaving measures were attempted but they were unable to revive her.

The Omaha Fire Department posted a statement:

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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