Newborn baby tragically killed in York house fire

YORK — The York Police Department is confirming a newborn baby was tragically killed in a house fire in York Thursday afternoon, June 6.

According to York Police Chief Ed Tjaden, “The York Police Department is saddened to report that at approximately 4:09 p.m., we were dispatched, along with the York Fire Department, to a local residence to investigate a reported fire with possible injuries. The fire was put out by York Fire and emergency disconnects, etc., were handled. Tragically, a newborn child suffered life-ending injuries in the incident.

“As with any instance of this type, this matter is under ongoing investigation,” Chief Tjaden said. “The York Police Department is thankful for the community’s support and asks that the family’s privacy is respected during this difficult time.

“We would also like to thank the York Fire Department, the State Fire Marshal’s office, Black Hills Energy, Nebraska Public Power District and the Nebraska State Patrol for their assistance.”

Also at the scene of the situation Wednesday afternoon was York County Attorney Gary Olson, who also serves as the county coroner.

No other information is available as of this time.



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