No injuries reported in Hastings structure fire

A home is considered nearly a total loss, but no injuries were reported after a structure fire on Tuesday evening.

Hastings Fire and Rescue was called to a residential home in the 1000 block of N. St. Joseph Avenue at 6:37 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from both floors of the home.

The fire was under control at 10:26 p.m., and all nearby structures were saved.

Neighbors initially thought a resident was inside at the time of the fire, but no occupants were found inside after a thorough search.

HFR was assisted by Hastings Rural Fire, the Juniata Fire Department and the Glenvil Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is being investigated with the assistance of the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Hastings Police Department.

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