Fire in downtown Omaha injures 1, disrupts cellphone service

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)

A fire in downtown Omaha injured one person and damaged some equipment involved in providing cell phone service to Sprint customers.

The fire was reported early Tuesday before 5 a.m. in the basement of a building near 7th and Leavenworth streets.        

Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes and took one person to the hospital.        

The building, which houses wirelines for Sprint, was operating on limited power Tuesday because the fire damaged electrical equipment.

Sprint says it is working to restore service to the area.