A 2 year old girl is safe after a house fire Wednesday evening at 19th and “P” Streets in Omaha.
A 2-year old girl is pulled to safety by an Omaha firefighter Tuesday evening. Firefighters were called to 19th and “P” Streets at 6:15. Family members told firefighters there was a child inside the home. One family member tried to re-enter to get the toddler but the flames drove him back outside.
Firefighter Charles Adams spotted the girl through a window on the first flood of the house. He was able to break the window, grab the child and pull her to safety. Another fire fighter suffered burns to his face while inside the house. He was treated and released from a hospital. The 2 year old girl and another female were taken to a hospital in serious condition but they will recover.
Investigators determined the fire was accidental. It started on the second floor and the cause was a child playing with fire.