Fire Destroys Two Homes In King Lake

No one was injured after two house fires broke out just minutes apart Monday morning in King Lake, just north of Waterloo.

Fire Chief Travis Harlow says the first one broke out around 4:30 near 242nd and Laurel and the second one about a half block away.  He says they called for help from Omaha, Valley, Bennington and Boys Town after finding two homes engulfed in flames.  "When you get there you don't know are the houses occupied, is it arson, what exactly is going on."

He says they had no access to water at the scene because there are no hydrants in the area. Harlow says several tanker trucks were used to fight the fires.  It took each one 14 minutes to leave the scene, fill up with water and return to the scene.

He says both homes were destroyed.  He says one home had been vacant for quite some time and someone had just moved out of the second home about a week ago.

No one was injured and there is no initial indication of the causes of the fires.  The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating the fires.

(Photos: 6 News)


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