Fremont, NE -FREMONT, Neb.Several families lost their homes when an apartment building caught fire
following an early morning explosion.
An explosion in the two-story house that had been converted into apartments
was reported about 4 a.m. CDT Saturday, Fire Department Lt. Jeff Schlautman
Several people, including a woman and child, were taken to a local hospital
with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. One man was taken to
an Omaha hospital with burns.
Schlautman said a natural gas leak in one of the apartments was believed to
be the cause of the explosion, which destroyed the building.
He estimated about $200,000 in damage was caused by the explosion and fire.
At lease three families lost their homes, Schlautman said, adding that there
were five apartments in the converted house.