Heavy smoke and flames shot from the roof of a home near 70th and South Wedgewood, just north of "A" Street by Saint Elizabeth's. The call came in around 7 p.m.
"I'm sitting inside watching television and my girlfriend comes running out to get me and I come outside and the whole garage was up in flames. I went over here and grabbed the hose, tried to run across the street and spray the hose but it wasn't long enough, I couldn't reach it. Things just started going nuts, everything was blowing up, you could hear everything crackle, flames going, black smoke everywhere, people just freaking out so I was trying to make sure everyone was okay and out of the house," said Alex Williams, a neighbor.
And thankfully, everyone did make it out of the burning home. Jaimi and Shane Hankins were driving by when they noticed the flames. They knew they had to act.
"Jaimi said the house was on fire. We had to back up half block to the house and call 911. We didn't have any second thoughts. It was just adrenaline. We heard him yelling for help and ran inside," said Jaimi and Shane Hankins.
Shane says he found the man and his dog in a doorway. "He had some burns on him but he should be fine, I'm hoping," he said.
With everyone out of the home, the fire and heat spread to the chimney on the house next door. "It did escalate to a second alarm fire because we had an exposure home that caught on fire so we had to deal with that also," said Battalion Chief, Leo Benes.
One firefighter was also treated at the scene for heat exposure. Firefighters say there's a lot of work and investigation to be done. At this time, no cause has been determined. They say a complete overhaul of the home will be done to see what happened.
By: Cole Miller email@example.com Workers at Beatrice High School are cleaning up a big mess. Someone spread birdseed all over their new football field and getting it out is not easy task. SomeoneMore >>
Superintendent Roy Baker says clean-up is costly and those responsible will turn themselves in.More >>
By: Brittany Paris firstname.lastname@example.org Three grades, three weeks of testing, 64,000 students. The state's writing test results are in, result the state board of education says are better than ever. TheMore >>
Three grades, three weeks of testing, 64,000 students. The state's writing test results are in, result the state board of education says are better than ever.More >>
Posted By: KLKN Sports Sports@klkntv.com A trial date has been set in Lancaster County Court for Husker defensive lineman Avery Moss. Moss previously pled "not guilty" to public indecency and disturbingMore >>
A trial date has been set in Lancaster County Court for Husker defensive lineman Avery Moss. More >>
Posted By: Newsroom email@example.com Lincoln Police arrested the 67-year-old man after they say he pulled a gun on a car dealership employee. William Strain was arrested Friday morning at Husker AutoMore >>
Police say the man was upset about his service contract.More >>
Posted By: KLKN Newsroom firstname.lastname@example.org OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Supreme Court says Nebraska's self-defense law, which says a person does not have to retreat from his home before using deadly forceMore >>
Nebraska's self-defense law covers those fending off an attack from a roommate.More >>
Posted By: Dan Messineo email@example.com Memorial Day weekend is upon us, as the weather warms up, the lakes and pools will be packed. In case of a water emergency do you know what to do? A newMore >>
In case of a water emergency do you know what to do? A new American Red Cross poll shows many people don't.More >>
By: Cole Miller firstname.lastname@example.org Lincoln's own urban search and rescue team is back home Thursday night after spending more than two days in Moore, Oklahoma. The town was destroyed by and EF-5 tornadoMore >>
Lincoln Fire and Rescue's Urban Search and Rescue team spent more than two days in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
By: Jenn Schanz email@example.com April third began like any other morning for Mike Persson, until he started having chest pain while getting ready for work. He was detoured on his way to the hospitalMore >>
Just in time for national EMS week, Mike Persson learned first hand how emergency medical providers save lives.More >>