Sioux City Firefighter, Resident Injured in Blaze

fire-graphicA firefighter and a house occupant have been treated for injuries after a fire that gutted the house in northeast Nebraska.

The fire was reported around noon Wednesday in South Sioux City. Fire officials say embers in a grill used the night before rekindled and started a fire on a deck. The flames spread to the home.

Fire officials say a man who’d been in the house basement when the fire erupted was taken to a hospital for treatment. He’d been cut when he broke a window while trying to escape.

A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.