Home owners, pets expected to be fine after Monday morning house fire in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Neb. -- Officials in Columbus said that adults and their pets are expected to be fine after a house fire Monday morning.
The Columbus Fire Department said that two adults and their four pets are expected to be okay after the quick action of area fire officials.
Columbus Assistant Fire Chief Nathan Jones said a call cam in around 1:30 a.m. about a house reportedly on fire in the area of 9000th block of 11th Ave., near the Lakeview area.
When fire crews arrived, CFD said they found a fire in the kitchen that went through the roof and exterior of the home.
Jones said a quick knockdown from the interior and exterior of the building kept the fire to the room the fire started in.
CFD said there were two cats and two dogs who were removed from the home, and they are expected to make full recoveries.
Jones also said the two adults who lived in the home have been evaluated for smoke inhalation, but they did not need to go to the hospital for further treatment.
It was reported that the residents were referred to the American Red Cross for assistance in the process and displacement.
The fire was determined to be accidental, according to Jones.
“We would like to thank all the responders who assisted in the incident including Columbus Career, Columbus Rural, the Columbus Fire Reserves, Platte Center Fire, and Cornhusker Public Power,” Jones said. “We had a great showing of personnel who acted quickly to keep the fire contained to the room of origin and rescue the family’s pets, who are like family to most of us. I am proud of all the responders on this incident.”