February 1, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Clatonia house fire results in one death, another injured

    A few more details have been released in a deadly house fire that was reported at 10:33pm Monday evening in Clatonia.   Clatonia Fire and Rescue and Gage County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene.  A woman was found deceased inside the residence.  She has been identified as 63-year-old Mary Bauer who resided in the home.  Sheriff Millard Gustafson says an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning to determine cause of death.   Her brother, 54-year-old John Nelson had jumped from the house during the fire.  He was transported to a Lincoln hospital with possible smoke inhalation.

    The Nebraska State fire Marshall is assisting the investigators to determine the cause of the fire.   Also assisting at the scene was Cortland Fire and Rescue, Wilber Fire and Rescue, Hallam Fire and Rescue and Gage County Emergency Management. 


Source: Nebraska Regional News