Omaha Firefighters Respond to Field Fire | 1

Firefighters from Irvington Fire Department responded to a large field fire located in the 11600 block of North 60th Street in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, February 22, 2020, around 1600 hours CST.

The field fire was reported threatening one structure where one disabled resident resides.

Mutual from Pnca Hills Fire and Bennington Fire Departments respond.  Additional brush trucks and manpower were requested and/or en route at the time of this post.

Fire lines were established and crews hit hot spots.  Reports of lots of smoldering downed trees in the area.

We will provide an update when more information is known.

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FDA PRODUCT RECALL: Mars Theater Chocolate due to Undeclared Peanut Butter



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 19, 2014 – Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

See Website for Lot #s:

Outside carton label, Milk Chocolate M&M's 3.40 oz

This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.  The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.

People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if their theater box contains an inner M&Ms Brand Peanut Butter bag and they consume the product.  No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

iOutside carton image of side panel label -- Milk Chocolate M&M’s 3.40 oz

The issue was identified after a consumer notifed us of a M&M’S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M’S® inside a M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box.

These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to our customers’ warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in:  NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN .   These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide.

The M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 oz brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box  stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.

Potential inside package -label - Peanut Butter M&M's 3.20 oz

Mars Chocolate will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled product is not on store shelves.  In the event that consumers believe they have purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they should return this product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.  Consumers with questions or concerns may call our toll-free number:   1-800-627-7852. This number will be operational Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST).


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L-O-D-D: Nebraska Corrections Officer Amanda Baker

Scottsbluff, NE |  A 24-year old Nebraska Corrections Officer was reportedly killed by a 15-year old inmate when he attacked the Officer while he was in isolation.

NE Corrections Officer Amanda Baker leaves a son behind.

“We are deeply saddened by this incident.  We offer our sincere sympathies to Officer Baker’s son and family, her fellow Officers and to the Community she lived in.” – The NW Fire Blog

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