Firefighter critically hurt in Sarpy County fire


Firefighter critically hurt in Sarpy County fire

The Papillion fire department confirms firefighter is critically hurt in a fire near 102nd & Sutter Avenue, Saturday night. Firefighters identified the firefighter as Joe LaPuzza. They said he has non-life threatening 2nd degree burns.Officials say the fire started just after 6 p.m. Right now, Sutter Avenue is closed. Several departments did respond to the incident including Papillion Fire, Bellevue Fire, Gretna Fire, Springfield fire, Louisville Fire, Omaha Fire, Sarpy County Sheriffs, Offutt Air Force Base Fire and Papillion Police. Officials say tankers are moving in and out of the area. No word yet on what caused the fire. Stay up with KETV Newswatch 7 for updates on this developing story.

The Papillion fire department confirms firefighter is critically hurt in a fire near 102nd & Sutter Avenue, Saturday night.

Firefighters identified the firefighter as Joe LaPuzza. They said he has non-life threatening 2nd degree burns.

Officials say the fire started just after 6 p.m. Right now, Sutter Avenue is closed.

Several departments did respond to the incident including Papillion Fire, Bellevue Fire, Gretna Fire, Springfield fire, Louisville Fire, Omaha Fire, Sarpy County Sheriffs, Offutt Air Force Base Fire and Papillion Police.

Officials say tankers are moving in and out of the area.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

Stay up with KETV Newswatch 7 for updates on this developing story.


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