One child killed, four other people injured in Gage County house fire


(Gage County, NE) -- One child is dead and four other people are injured in a Gage County house fire.

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency says just before 4:00 Thursday morning, the Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department was called to a house fire at 213 W. Cherry Street. Once on the scene, firefighters found the home engulfed in flames and multiple injured people.

Investigators say an adult man was taken to CHI Health St. Elizabeth Burn Center in Lincoln with life-threatening injuries. An adult woman and two children were transported to Beatrice Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One child was found dead in the house.

The Gage County Attorney has requested an autopsy for the child.

A preliminary investigation by State Fire Marshal Investigators shows that the fire is accidental. The investigation is ongoing.