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Kearney State News

Police say woman and 2 children killed in Kearney house fire


Kearney State News

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police in Kearney say a woman and two children have died in a house fire in the central Nebraska city. The Kearney Hub reports that the blaze was reported just before 1 p.m. Thursday. Arriving firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames, and crews found the woman, a young girl and a young boy during an initial search of the house. Police say all three were pulled from the burning building's main floor and taken to a Kearney hospital, were they were pronounced dead. Police have not released the names of the victims. Autopsies have been ordered, and the cause of the fire is being investigated.