LSO identifies person killed in house fire
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person killed in a house fire in northwest Lancaster County Monday night.
The fire broke out just after 10:30 p.m. at a home near NW 84th & W Davey Road, just a few miles north of Raymond, and roughly a mile from Branched Oak Lake.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said a man reported his attic was on fire.
According to Sheriff Terry Wagner, firefighters searched for the man who called about the fire but only found a man deceased inside. That person has been identified as Gerald Socha, 70.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating, along with the sheriff’s office. Sheriff Wagner said the damage estimate is roughly $300,000.
Two dogs suffered minor smoke inhalation and were turned over to the Capital Humane Society until Mr. Socha’s next of kin can take custody of the dogs.
The State Fire Marshal has determined the cause of the fire to be faulty electrical components.
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