NORFOLK, Neb. (US92/KTIV) It was a busy afternoon for fire crews in Norfolk Nebraska Tuesday.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews responded to two house fires within an hour Tuesday afternoon.
The first fire was located on Lincoln Street in southeast Norfolk. That fire was reported just before 1 p.m. Norfolk Fire Marshal Terry Zwiebel told us that crews arrived to smoke showing from the exterior roof vents.
“There was one person in the house at the time of the fire, she was able to be let out by her husband. No injuries were involved. It took us about 20-minutes to get the fire under control, and have been doing investigation up to that point,” Terry Zwiebel Fire Marshall Norfolk Fire Division said.
Zwiebel said that his preliminary investigation shows the fire was started by outdated wiring.
A second fire was called in just before 2 p.m. on the 3400-block of Omaha Avenue also in southeast Norfolk.
The cause of that fire is still under investigation.
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