PD: 1 of 3 people hurt in house fire being investigated for possible arson

Posted at 3:52 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 17:52:17-05

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    Omaha, NE (KETV) — A house burned to the ground west of Miller Park in Omaha early Monday morning.

Three people were found injured at the scene of the fire near 37th Street and Himebaugh Avenue, Omaha police Lt. Ken Fox said at the scene. They were transported to an Omaha hospital for treatment, Fox said. But one of them was later transported to the burn center in Lincoln.

Fox said officers were called to the house earlier in the evening for a disturbance call. The situation was resolved, Fox said, but police were later called back along with firefighters around 12:45 a.m. for a report of a fire.

Crews remained at the scene for more than five hours but weren’t able to douse the flames before the house burned to the ground.

Omaha police are calling it a case of suspected arson.

“At this time we believe one of the three victims is potentially a suspect in this arson,” Fox told KETV Newswatch 7 crews at the scene. He did not believe the person transported to the hospital in Lincoln was the suspect.

The Omaha Fire Department said two dogs escaped the fire and the Nebraska Humane Society was sent to try and find them.

The investigation is on going.

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