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Sidney duplex residents displaced by early Wednesday morning fire

Sidney duplex residents displaced by early Wednesday morning fire

Two families were displaced by fire at in a single duplex in Sidney early Wednesday morning.

Fire Chief LaVerne Bown says several fire units and 14 firefighters were called to a structure fire at 2460 Ft. Sidney Road #8 around 2:30 a.m., finding flames showing in three windows of the north duplex unit.

Bown says crews did a defensive attack, knocking down the blaze through the windows, and had the scene under control and clear by about 6:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported, but Bown tells KNEB News the north unit is likely a total loss to both structure and contents, and the south unit suffered smoke damage.

Only two residents of a family of four in first unit were home at the time of the fire, and the occupants of the south unit were also displaced.

Carissa Smith with Firefighter Ministry says her organization is providing relief assistance to the residents of both duplex units.

Bown says the cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office.

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