Fire causes $10K in damage to Scottsbluff home
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - A Panhandle home suffered an estimated $10,000 in damage from a Wednesday morning house fire.
The Scottsbluff Fire Department says it was called to a home at approximately 8:41 a.m. after receiving reports of a blaze in the 1700 block of 4th Avenue.
Scottsbluff Fire Captain Dan Hubbs said there was nobody inside the home and the initial fire call came from a person walking past who noticed the smoke.
Hubbs said once they were on scene it took three to four minutes to extinguish the fire.
“We had to remain on scene a while after to ventilate the house and get the smoke out of the second floor,” Hubbs said.
Firefighters reported seeing flames coming from a second-story window.
Officials say that there was smoke damage and minimum fire damage on the second floor of the house.
According to Hubbs, there were 10 firemen and five automatic aid personnel on scene.
Total damage to the structure and contents is approximately $10,000.
The investigation remains ongoing.