A Scottsbluff family has been displaced after fire broke out in their home Saturday evening.
Scottsbluff Fire Chief Tom Schingle says firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1200 block of E. 38th Street at approximately 6:30 p.m., with the crew of the first engine initiating an interior fire attack.
In a release, Schingle says the fire quickly spread through a chase into the attic forcing crews to exit and perform defensive operations. Tower 1 was used to apply water from an elevated position while handlines were used to lob water through the soffits.
It took approximately one hour to control the flames to a point where crews could reenter the structure to fully extinguish the fire.
No one was home at the time, a cat was rescued and returned to its owners, and there were no injuries.
Sixteen firefighters were on scene and the last cleared about 10:00 pm, with a response that included mutual aid from Gering Fire, plus Scottsbluff PD, Regional West EMS, Blackhills Energy, and NPPD.
The cause remains under investigation.