|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1966|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 2008|
Daughter of Ivan & Nancy Dohmen.
Married to Chris Bunn.
From the Omaha World-Herald Newspaper:
Clothing and other items inside a house hindered rescue efforts this morning as Fremont firefighters battled a house fire that killed a mother and her two young daughters, authorities said.
An early morning house fire killed a mother and her two children Monday in Fremont.At 3:25 a.m., Fremont firefighters received multiple 911 calls from neighborhood residents about a house fire at 435 W. 22nd St.
At 3:30 a.m., firetrucks and police officers arrived to find the older, 2½-story house engulfed in flames, said Fremont Fire Capt. Pat Tawney.
Police and firefighters were unable to enter the structure because of the smoke and flames.
"There was a lot of debris inside the house that took away our ability to get in the house right away," Tawney said.
The victims were identified as Joyce Bunn, 41, and her daughters Kylie, 3, and Olivia, 2.
Another woman who lived in the home, Nancy Dohmen, 65, escaped from the blaze. She told firefighters outside that her daughter and two grandchildren were trapped inside the house.
Dohmen was taken to the Fremont Area Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation, said Lt. Greg Chamberlain, a Fremont police detective.
Brad Sloup, a state fire investigator, said late this morning that he had not yet determined a preliminary cause of the blaze. "I have not ruled anything out," he said.
Sloup said all the rooms were filled with clothing and other items.
The two girls were found in a bedroom, Sloup said, adding that it appeared that the mother and children had tried to get out of the house.
"It's a hard thing when kids are involved," he said.
Late this morning, clothing hung out of an upper-floor window of the house. Other clothes had fallen onto the roof of a porch below.
Dozens of people drove down a nearby street to get a look at the scene, many forced to roll down their car windows because of falling rain and snow. Firefighters came and went from the house all morning. Access to the block, between Nye Avenue and I Street, was cut off.
Twenty of Fremont's 29 firefighters helped fight the blaze. About a dozen firefighters from the Fremont Rural Fire Department also assisted.
Ivan Francis Dohmen (1937 - 2002)
Kylie Ann Bunn (2004 - 2008)*
Olivia Christine Bunn (2005 - 2008)*
Maintained by: Dennis J. Bender
Originally Created by: Don
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
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