GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska (KSNB) – A house in southeastern Grand Island was destroyed in a fireplace early Monday morning.

The Grand Island Hearth Division responded to the 520 Midaro Drive dwelling hearth at 6:07 am. The house is the residence of Tom Edwards, proprietor of Tommy’s Household Eating places.

The fireplace was exterior the constructing when the primary crew arrived. Flames and smoke have been seen popping out of the home for miles.

The Grand Island Hearth Division and different forces are on the scene of a big home hearth.

One drawback for the firefighters was that there have been no hearth hydrants within the space, in order that they mechanically acquired mutual assist from the Grand Island Rural and Doniphan and Alda Volunteer Hearth Departments. They carried him six or he seven tankers of water.

“As a result of magnitude of the hearth, with out sufficient hydrants, we can’t convey sufficient water to struggle the fires within the constructing.

He mentioned this was uncommon on this metropolis as the space we have now to journey is 2 blocks. He mentioned there are some addresses within the metropolis which have this drawback, so these addresses are saved on the pc, so automated mutual assist is invoked when transport.

They have been working about 1,000 gallons of water each minute to place out the hearth.

He mentioned the climate circumstances have been additionally unhelpful and the water was making fairly good ice hazards, so he mentioned he was making an attempt to salt as a lot as potential.

The fireplace was extinguished after about two hours.

Hymer mentioned the home was utterly misplaced, however so far as he knew, everybody left dwelling safely.

He mentioned the subsequent step can be to launch an investigation to find out the reason for the hearth.

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