Two women were critically injured in an Omaha house fire Monday, and a man, who also was injured, has been identified as a suspect.

Janet Bohm, 56, and Amanda Bohm, 18, have been taken to the burn unit at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln for specialized care.

Carl Bohm, 65, was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center. He, too, was in critical condition.

He is considered a suspect in the fire, said Phil Anson, an information officer with the Omaha Police Department.

The fire at 3742 Himebaugh Ave. was reported at 12:45 a.m. Monday. All three were out of the house before fire crews arrived, fire officials said.

Police had been called to the address previously to investigate a reported assault, according to emergency scanner traffic.

Firefighters saw large amounts of smoke and flames as they approached the house, Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick said. It took about an hour to bring the fire under control.

The house, valued at $58,500, was a total loss.

Two family dogs escaped the fire, and animal control officers from the Nebraska Humane Society were attempting to rescue them.

World-Herald staff writers Susan Szalewski and Nancy Gaarder contributed to this report.

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