Fire Danger Day: Firefighters Work to Put Out More Fires in Omaha Area

OMAHA (KPTM) - Omaha firefighters spent more than 30 minutes working on putting out a house fire in Northeast Omaha.

The fire started at about 10:30am Monday in the basement near 15th and Binney Streets.

Firefighters say it started in the basement and spread to upper levels in the house. Two people were inside, neither of them were hurt.

About an hour later, firefighters worked to put out a brush fire that started three blocks from that house in a field near 14th and Emmet Street.

With heavy winds and extremely dry conditions, the National Weather Service issued another Red Flag Fire Conditions Warning.

Bellevue firefighters were also called to a small brush fire in Sarpy County. A couple of other minor fire calls were reported, one that was put out as a safety precaution because of the fire danger.

Sunday afternoon, firefighters in Council Bluffs put out a large grass fire that threatened a neighborhood on the city's far east side. Rural volunteer departments also put out a big grass fire in far southwest Omaha that threatened a farmhouse.