Man hospitalized after eastern Omaha fire, authorities say

Feb 22, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized for smoke inhalation after an Omaha fire that displaced at least 15 people.

The fire was reported a little before 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the basement of a house in eastern Omaha. Fire officials say the house has been converted into three or four apartments that were homes to at least five adults and 10 children. The American Red Cross was called in to help the occupants.

Paramedics say the man's injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The fire cause is being investigated.

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