Norfolk Firefighter Respond to Two Local Fires

NORFOLK - The Norfolk Fire Division responded to 2 fires yesterday. A garage in Norfolk suffered about $3,000 in damage in a fire reported at 7:22 Wednesday morning.Norfolk Fire Captain Lyle Lutt says crews were called to 704 Nebraska Avenue, where they found moderate smoke coming from the two-car detached garage. The fire was extinguished quickly, and the fire was contained to the area of origin. Lutt says 16 firefighters and four apparatus spent about an hour at the site, overhauling the structure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Lutt says the property is owned by Russell Wilcox and occupied by Sunnei (sunny) Swanson.

Norfolk Fire responded to a second fire at Nucor Cold Finish at 2301 West Omaha Avenue. When firefighters arrived plant workers had already successfully extinguished the fire and there was minor smoke in the building. Lyle Lutt said it took 26 firefighters and 3 apparatuses about 20 minutes to overhaul the machine and make sure the fire was out. Plant Staff assisted Norfolk Fire throughout the incident. No injuries to employees or firefighters were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the cost is yet to be determined.