York house heavily damaged in overnight fire

YORK – A house fire at 1130 North East Avenue in York heavily damaged a residence during the night in York.

According to York Fire Chief Tony Bestwick, the York Fire Department was dispached at 2:02 a.m.

“On arrival, our engine noted an attached two-stall garage that was fully engulfed in flames,” he said. “The fire had burned through the garage doors and was venting out the eaves of the garage. A preconnected hose line was pulled and the fire in the garage was quickly put into control.”

“Fire was then seen through an attic window of the house,” he said further. “The fire had traveled up the outside wall into the attic. A hose line was advanced to the second floor to try to get at this fire, but due to the construction of the home, this fire was very hard to get to. York Fire’s aerial was located outside an attic window and was able to keep this fire down until an exterior crew could get to it and put it out. An extensive overhaul was done on the second floor and attic to make sure this fire was out. Because of the extensive overhaul and work involved, mutual aid was requested from the Waco and Bradshaw Volunteer Fire Departments.

“The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. This fire displaced the owners. The American Red Cross was contracted for assistance to them,” Bestwick said.

Fortunately, there were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters.

Bestwick expressed his gratitude to the Waco and Bradshaw Fire Departments, the Nebraska Public Power District, the City of York Water Department and the York Police Department.

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