- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CRETE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have recovered a body following a fire at an apartment complex in southeast Nebraska that displaced 11 families.

Saline County Attorney Tad Eickman says 56-year-old Thomas J. Luzum was found in a garden-level apartment unit at the complex in Crete. Autopsy results are pending.

The fire at the 16-unit apartment complex was reported Tuesday night. Firefighters contained the blaze within minutes, though other departments were called in after flames flared up in a wall.

Authorities say the garden-level apartment unit sustained the most damage. Officials estimate there’s about $100,000 in total damages.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1ulPq22 ) a local church and the American Red Cross are assisting affected residents.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com


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