Two Omaha Fires; One Cause

Omaha Fire investigators say the separate fires at two houses being renovated had the same accidental cause: improperly discarded staining rags.

Late Wednesday night, firefighters went to a house near 165th Avenue and Polk Streets and reported smoke and a fire, which they quickly put out.

The house was vacant and under restoration at the time of the fire.

Investigators say a firefighter suffered a minor injury at the scene.

Earlier in the day, a similar type of fire happened at a house being renovated at at 25th and Pinkney.

(Picture from Omaha Fire Department)

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