Saturday fire causes extensive damage to Scottsbluff home

Saturday fire causes extensive damage to Scottsbluff home
November 5th, 2023 | SFD News Release

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.


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