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Omaha firefighters rescue person from second-story balcony during apartment fire

November 11, 2018

Firefighters rescued someone from a second-story balcony after a fire broke out early Saturday at an apartment building near 90th and Maple Streets.

No injuries were reported, fire officials said.

The fire — reported at 1:38 a.m. at 2505 N. 94th Plaza — was contained to the second-floor apartment.

Fire crews helped evacuate the building, rescuing someone from the apartment’s balcony, and were available for medical assistance.

They fire was strong in the apartment’s kitchen and living room, according an Omaha Fire Department press release.

Three people were displaced by the fire, the department said, and the American Red Cross offered them help.

An investigation found that the fire was caused by food that had been left unattended on a stove. The apartment building and its contents sustained an estimated $150,00 in damage, according to fire officials.

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