Fatal fire in north Omaha under investigation

Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 1:35 AM CDT
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A person was found dead in a home that caught fire Sunday night in north Omaha.

According to a release from the Omaha Fire Department, "large amounts of black smoke" could be seen from the fire station around 9:18 p.m. Sunday.

Initial reports indicated that someone was inside the burning house near 28th and Vane streets, the report states. As crews arrived at the scene, the two-story house was fully engulfed.

After extinguishing the "intense fire," firefighters found a person inside the home, the report states.

The cause of the fire and the fatality are under investigation at this time, according to the release.

Correction: The initial source report indicated the wrong date for the incident. The article was updated with the correct date of the fire.