Garage fire caused by overloaded electrical circuit
Firefighters were called to the scene of a garage fire in the North Omaha on Tuesday evening.
Omaha Fire was dispatched around 6 p.m. to a residence near 28th and Bauman avenues, just north of Miller Park, after a detached garage caught fire.
The fire originated in garage then spread to three other nearby garages, according to fire officials at the scene. The first garage was destroyed; the three other garages were damaged.
A trailer was also consumed in the fire, authorities said.
The homeowner was home at the time with four pets; all escaped safely, authorities said.
The cause of the fire was due to an overloaded electrical circuit.