Two children die in New Year’s Day fire in south Omaha neighborhood

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Published: Jan. 1, 2022 at 2:36 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police confirmed to 6 News that two boys who were critically hurt in Saturday morning’s fire have died.

Police say six-year-old Germani and five-year-old Gamani Pettis Greyson both died at the hospital. A 28-year-old was also pulled from the fire and she’s still in the hospital.

The Omaha Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the fire.

“It is still under investigation. Our investigators did mark that they had working smoke detectors in the residence,” said OFD.

OFD reported Saturday evening that two juveniles and an adult were taken to Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition after crews responded to the fire near South 29th Street.

They were found in the apartment and were rescued by fire crews according to the release.

When arriving at the scene crews saw light smoke and they confirmed a working fire when having to force themselves into the apartment.

The fire was put out in under 20 minutes and there’s no reported injuries to the firefighters.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more details are available.

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