- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

BAYARD, Neb. (AP) - A man has been treated for smoke inhalation and burns he suffered in a fire at his home in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Firefighters were sent to the structure in rural Bayard about 8:15 a.m. Saturday. The man reported that he’d smelled smoke while talking on his cellphone. He got his dog out of the house and then drove to a neighbor’s house to call 911 because he’d left his phone inside the blazing structure.

The man was treated at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. His name hasn’t been released.

Bayard Fire Chief Mike Harimon says the fire was blamed on old wiring and a faulty ceiling fan.

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