Posted 1 year ago

By Corey Sorenson

police-lights-red1COZAD, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 45-year-old man whose body was found inside a Cozad mobile home that was heavily damaged by a fire.

On Wednesday Cozad Police Chief Randy Adams identified the man as Fred Waltermire. Adams says the mother of a 9-year-old girl who was pulled from the burning home early Tuesday morning said her daughter was in critical condition at an Omaha hospital.

Two people who tried to rescue Waltermire and the girl were treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire cause is being investigated.