Gering Fire Claims One Life

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      Gering authorities say one person was killed in a residential fire in Gering Thursday afternoon. The name of the victim has not been released.

        Fire Chief Nathan Flowers says the call came in just after 2:00 PM with heavy smoke coming from the doors and windows when firefighters arrived. 

        Chief Flowers says they were told one occupant of the house was unaccounted for, but intense flames kept crews from entering the house for about half an hour. The body was found shortly after firefighters could finally go in. 

         Flowers says the cause of the fire remains under investigation and that the thoughts and prayers of the firefighters are with the family of the victim.