Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daniel Thompson

Electrical Fire on Oak fills downtown area with smoke


Daniel Thompson

Firefighters prepare to fight the blaze inside the abandoned building on Oak Street Monday night.

Smoke came pouring through the downtown area Monday night as firefighters arrived to combat a blaze on Oak Street.

The fire department was alerted to the fire at approximately 9:00 p.m. and rushed to the scene to quell the flames. Smoke bellowed from the roof of the vacant building and flames were visible in the front door as the lights of the firetrucks descended on the scene, according to eyewitness reports.

Soon after the call went out, Officer Sterling Hitch of the Kimball Police Department and Sergeant Brandon Loy of the Kimball County Sheriff's Office closed off the segment of Oak Str...

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