Two Elderly Men Found Dead In Separate Fires
An 84-year-old man has been found dead after a house fire about five miles east of Tecumseh. Johnson County Attorney Julie Smith Hogancamp said Marvin Kruse was found in his car inside the attached garage.
Truck drivers called authorities after seeing flames coming from the house along U.S. Highway 136 on Tuesday night. The state Fire Marshal's Office says the fire was an accident.
Most of the damage was in the garage area. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday to determine whether Kruse died in the fire or of another cause.
An elderly Orchard man is dead following a house fire in northeast Nebraska. Antelope County Attorney Mike Long says firefighters responded to a farmstead fire Tuesday afternoon northwest of Orchard. Long says 84-year-old Gilbert Mosel died in the fire.
The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire. Orchard is about 47 miles northwest of Norfolk.