Authorities have released the names of three victims involved in a Saturday morning apartment fire in Nevada.
According to Nevada Director of Public Safety Ricardo Martinez, first responders were called to 710 South 11th Street at approximately 10:20 a.m. Saturday on a call of a structure fire. Officials arrived on scene to find one of the apartments fully engulfed in flames.
The fully engulfed apartment was occupied by three individuals at the time of the fire, according to a press release. They have been identified as Angel Harvey Scott, Timothy Allen Scott, and Lawrence Edward Scott, all of Nevada.
The press release stated that Angel and Timothy Scott were injured in the blaze; however, Lawrence Scott died due to injuries sustained from the incident. As of Monday afternoon, Angel and Timothy Scott were reportedly being treated for their injuries and are both listed as “critical but stable”.
Martinez urged people to stay up to date on the city’s Facebook pages for details on how to donate to the families affected by the tragedy.
Nevada Fire Chief Ray Reynolds told StoryCounty.News on Monday that approximately eight families were displaced following the fire and subsequent smoke and water damage to the units.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The following agencies and organizations provided assistance in response to the blaze:
- Colo Fire Department
- Maxwell Fire Department
- Cambridge Fire Department
- Story County Emergency Services
- Story County Medical Center
- Mary Greeley Medical Center
- American Red Cross
- LifeFlight Helicopter
- State Fire Marshalls Office
- McCallsburg Fire Department
- Story County Sheriff’s Office
- Nevada Rehab Volunteers