Omaha family injured escaping house fire, officer treated for smoke inhalation

Four children and two adults were taken to the hospital, and an Omaha Police officer suffered smoke inhalation. Three animals died in the fire.
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 7:49 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A family of six was transported to a hospital after escaping a house fire Tuesday night.

Fire crews arrived at the scene after 9:15 p.m. and found the house near 28th Avenue and Vane Street fully involved in fire.

Four children and two adults were taken to the hospital. An Omaha Police officer was also taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Omaha Fire Department officials said the residents had vacated the house before fire crews arrived.

6 News was told at the scene that a neighbor was also treated but did not require a trip to a hospital.

It was later determined that two dogs and a cat died in the fire.

Omaha Fire investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire. Damages were estimated to be more than $120,000.