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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after being rescued from a garage fire in Council Bluffs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a three-alarm fire has heavily damaged an Omaha business.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — No injuries have been reported from an explosion on a natural gas pipeline in eastern Nebraska.

All students accounted for after fire at UNO dorm

Feb 27, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at an apartment dormitory on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus Wednesday afternoon.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A memorial fund has been set up for the families of two people killed after an animal feed processing plant collapsed in Omaha.

Authorities identify second person killed in industrial accident

Jan 22, 2014

Authorities have identified the second person killed in a fire and building collapse at International Nutrition.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least four of the 10 workers sent to hospitals after an explosion and partial collapse at an Omaha manufacturing plant have already been released.

Two killed, ten injured in fire and building collapse in Omaha

Jan 20, 2014

Authorities say the investigation in to the cause of a fire and building collapse that killed at least two people could take weeks.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha fire investigators say a mobile home blaze the killed two children was likely caused by space heaters.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two young brothers have died in a mobile home fire in northwest Omaha that injured two adults.

Two die in northwest Omaha house fire

Dec 18, 2013

Two people are dead following a house fire Wednesday morning in northwest Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a blaze at an old recycling plant in south Omaha.

American Red Cross officials share tips to prevent house fires

Dec 10, 2013

The American Red Cross has responded to 17 house fires in Nebraska and southwest Iowa since last Friday.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Council Bluffs man set his house on fire while his mother and 12-year-old brother were inside.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have taken a man into custody on suspicion of starting a house fire in Council Bluffs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in connection with a house fire in Omaha that killed an elderly man and injured his wife.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Fire Department says it will wait before making a decision on the future of a captain accused of having marijuana, alcohol and a handgun during a traffic stop.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters have found the body of an 82-year-old Omaha woman inside a burning house.

Omaha City Council approves 2014 budget

Aug 28, 2013

The Omaha City Council has given unanimous approval to the 2014 budget.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's fire chief has agreed to retire under a deal with the mayor that ends a long dispute between the two officials.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the Omaha firefighter union's lawsuit against the city that sought to prevent cuts to the fire department budget.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It's unclear what started a fire at a vacant Creighton University dorm that was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

Updated 5:15 pm: OPPD says power is back on for all but four customers in downtown Omaha following an explosion and fire.

Man injured in Council Bluffs house fire dies

Dec 27, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 90-year-old man who was injured in a fire at his Council Bluffs home has died.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters have found the body of a man inside a blazing building on the north side of downtown Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha firefighters could soon have their first new contract since 2007 after negotiators reached a tentative deal.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a second man injured in a house fire in Omaha has died.

Members of Omaha’s Fire Management Team will contribute more to the pension system and be on the city’s health care plan under a tentative agreement.

The Omaha City Council announced Friday that a tentative agreement was reached with the union representing the four-member Fire Management Team. It includes Chief Mike McDonnell and three Assistant Chiefs.

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The Omaha, Bellevue, and Papillion Fire Departments have announced a mutual aid agreement.

The automatic mutual aid agreement begins at 10 AM Wednesday. It means the closest fire department will respond to an emergency, regardless of jurisdiction. For example, if a Bellevue resident with an emergency lives closer to a south Omaha fire station, that station would respond first.