Dry cleaning building collapses after fire in Omaha

October 7, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investigators are working to determine why a building containing a dry cleaning business collapsed after an explosion and fire.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Wardrobe Spa building near 168th and Harrison streets in southwest Omaha collapsed Sunday afternoon. No injuries were reported, and the business was closed Sunday.

Brianna Rogers, who works in the nearby Paw Spa Pet Resort, says the whole building shook, and it sounded like firecrackers going off when the fire started.

Assistant Omaha Fire Chief Kathy Bossman says the building was in flames and collapsed when firefighters arrived around midday.

The owner of the dry cleaning business was outside trimming some of the bushes when the explosion occurred, but he wasn’t hurt. His truck was parked between him and the business.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com