Man pronounced dead after fire at Boone County residence

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


        Authorities say a 39-year-old man died after a fire at a rural Boone County residence in eastern Nebraska.
        Firetrucks were sent to the scene outside St. Edward around 5:30 a.m. Friday. Firefighters kept the flames from escaping the house’s basement. The man was found unresponsive in a basement bedroom.
        He was pronounced dead later at a hospital in Albion. His name hasn’t been released.
        The fire cause is being investigated.