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An apartment fire in Omaha destroys the house of a future resident

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A large fire in an unfinished apartment complex has destroyed the future home of at least one resident.

Seven hours after the fight began, firefighters and onlookers were terrified by the sound and sight of the building’s collapse.

A moment later, Kate Tiongson was shocked. Upon completion, she was to move to a new apartment.

“Last Monday we moved from Roseville, California and we were the first to place our furniture in Apartment 401 on the corner,” Tiongson said. “My whole life and everything was there, we flew here, so nothing but memories.”

Kate Tiongson and her husband were ready to move to the Ovation Senior Facility, an early gem in the 500-acre Heartwood Preserve Development Park.

According to Ovation, no one has moved into new housing yet.

“Fortunately, none of our residents have moved in yet and we are extremely grateful for that,” said General Manager Stephanie Grade. We will assess the situation as soon as we have a safe tour of the building and communicate our plan for how to proceed as soon as possible. “

The Tiongs had been waiting for a move to move to a new home.

“It’s been a few years, we’ve been promised it’ll be done in January,” Tiongson added.

According to Scott Fitzpatrick, commander of the fire brigade in Omaha, officials are still working to find the cause of the fire.

“We’re still actively fighting it, so we couldn’t get there, our fire investigators, to try to find out the cause, it’s going to be a daunting task to get there with such a roof.” he burned down at the moment, “said Fitzpatrick.

Now, a few days after moving in, the Tiongsons found themselves in their new city without property or home.

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