Fire damages metro home

Published: Jul. 26, 2018 at 6:12 AM CDT
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Omaha firefighters have contained a blaze in a home near 31st and Curtis.

It was reported around 4:30 Thursday morning and crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the windows.

Neighbors tell 6 News that two people live in the house but no one was home at the time the fire broke out.

Emergency crews were alerted to the fire by neighbors who heard dogs barking and that led them to the fire.

Battalion Chief Rob Gottsch said, "Crews made a pretty good initial attack to knock the flames down." Fire in the walls complicated getting it under control. "We believe it started on the first floor and then it got up into that second floor bedroom."

Two dogs were rescued from the home.

Damage to the property is described as extensive. The residence is uninhabitable. The search for the cause continues.

A friend of the family has created a

to help them out.