Firefighters say 2 people hurt - 1 critically - in south Omaha neighborhood house fire

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OMAHA, Nebraska — Firefighter say two people have been injured, one critically, in an apartment house fire in south Omaha.

The Omaha World-Herald reports ( ) that the fire was reported around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters arrived to find the two-story apartment house in flames. While it only took minutes to bring the fire under control, firefighters say nine people had to first get out of the burning home. The injured people — a man and a woman — had scrambling onto the home's roof and were then rescued by a neighbor with a ladder.

No one else was hurt, but two cats died in the fire. A family dog survived.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze, which battalion fire chief Troy Brannen says started on the second floor.

Information from: Omaha World-Herald,

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