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UPDATE: Officials Determine Cause Of UNO Dorm Fire

 
UPDATE:  Officials Determine Cause Of UNO Dorm Fire

Battalion Chief Tim McCaw says a cigarette on a second floor balcony sparked the two-alarm fire in building G of Scott Village.

McCaw says the fire was originally believed to have started on the 3rd floor.

The blaze broke out Wednesday around 3:15 p.m. 

The firefighter who was injured at the scene was Jim Pingel.  He was treated and released at nearby hospital for a leg injury.

The fire displaced nearly 50 students.

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Dan Shipp, Vice Chancellor of student affairs, tells Newsradio 1110 KFAB that building inspectors will determine how soon students can get inside building G to try and salvage and personal items.

For now they are assisting them and their families with whatever they need. 

Anyone who'd like to help them may make a donation to the Red Cross by calling 1-800-733-2767.

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