Omaha Explosion – 1 Dead, 2 critically Injured

Omaha Explosion - 1 Dead, 2 critically Injured

Omaha Explosion – 1 Dead, 2 critically Injured

Omaha Batallion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick said that one person was killed and two people were rushed to Bergan Mercy in critical condition. No ages or other victim information was immediately available.

Omaha- USA – Crews were called to a deadly Omaha house explosion Tuesday morning.
It happened around 8:15 a.m. in the area of 51st and L streets.
The main house was leveled completely and two neighboring homes were badly damaged.
Fitzpatrick said crews will be on scene “for quite some time.”
KETV crews reported seeing a “crater” at the blast sight.
“I know folks felt the explosion from blocks away but the scene is being secured. Stay away from the area please!” Dep. Chief Gonzalez tweeted.

Residents in the area told KETV they felt the ground shake. Debris and ash were seen hundreds of feet away.
Dozens of fire vehicles were working to control the blaze as of 9 a.m.
Omaha Explosion - 1 Dead, 2 critically Injured
Omaha Explosion – 1 Dead, 2 critically Injured
Neighborhood residents said that multiple people rushed into the house to try and rescue anyone inside.
“And they were screaming. We were all screaming. We didn’t know what happened. People were screaming for help,” Tawny Schatz said.
“I was awoken by a loud boom. I looked outside and it was kind of raining fire, and I looked up the street and the house itself was on fire. I yelled to my wife call 911, then myself I ran up the street and try to help any way I could,” Rob Harless said. ” I mean, we don’t know each other all by name, but when something like this happens I guess we all were there to help each other.”

Omaha Explosion – 1 Dead, 2 critically Injured

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