Southwest Omaha Apartment Cause of Fire Localized
Omaha Fire investigators say a fire in an apartment building northeast of 138th and Harrison Streets Tuesday night was inherently accidental, caused by careless disposal of smoking material.
Firefighters reported a large amount of smoke from the third floor balcony when they pulled up around 7:45 a.m.
The fire was limited to one unit and was brought under control in about 25 minutes.
The department says everyone left the building safely and no injuries were reported, although a dog was found dead in a third floor search.
Due to the freezing temperatures, numerous units were shot in the scene.
(Image from Omaha Fire Department)