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Family loses home in morning fire

The cause of the fire is under investigation
A Grand Island family's home is gone after a Wednesday morning fire.
A Grand Island family's home is gone after a Wednesday morning fire.(Cal Larsen)
Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 9:09 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Every member of a Grand Island family safely escaped a house fire Wednesday morning.

Chapman Fire and Rescue received a call for a structure fire around 3 a.m. Wednesday. When crews arrived the house was fully engulfed with smoke and flames running throughout the house. The house is a total loss.

Captain Tanner Maw of Chapman Fire said it took crews roughly two hours before they felt as though they had the fire under control.

The family, consisting of a husband, wife, two children and a grandma were all able to get out of the home safely after the daughter alerted everyone of the fire. Maw believes smoke detectors inside the home were going off.

The husband was privately transported to the hospital for an injury he sustained while getting out of the home, not from anything directly related to the fire. One firefighter on scene was also transported to the hospital and is under evaluation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation however officials believe it started in the back of the home. The State Fire Marshal is at the site and investigating a potential cause.

Both Central City Fire and Grand Island Rural Fire assisted.

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