NORTH PLATTE, Neb. UPDATE: An investigation between the North Platte Fire Department and the North Platte Police Department determined the cause of the fire at Madison and Rodeo Road was arson.
North Platte's fire marshal says the house fire at Madison and Rodeo Road was intentionally set Monday morning. Two firemen were taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. (Source: Beatriz Reyna KNOP-TV)
Fire Marshal George Lewis says there is no connection between the two fires at 1404 West Second Street.
Two firefighters were taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.
The fires are still under investigation. No arrests have been made.
North Platte fire crews were called to a house fire at Madison and Rodeo Road Monday morning after an employee at Kwik Stop called it in at 8:45 a.m.
Company Trainer Alisha Jorgensen says a customer saw smoke coming out of the roof.
Fire crews managed to contain the smoke to that area. However, they're unsure what may have caused it, but are investigating it as suspicious.
The person living in the home was not injured.
This is the third house fire in a twenty-four hour time frame for fire crews. They were called twice to 1404 West Second Street.
Fire Chief Dennis Thompson says the house fire started Sunday morning after the garage caught on fire. However, the unattached garage ignited Monday morning.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross responded and are providing support to the person living in the home.
Fire officials are investigating it as arson. It's unclear if all three fires are connected.