Posted By: Cole Miller
Fire investigators still don't have a cause in Monday night's fire.
There's not much standing of that home today, fire investigators say it's a total loss. The homeowner was also delivered more sad news, her 3 dogs died in the fire.
Fire crews work Monday night attacking flames that took over the home in south Lincoln on S. 56th near Old Cheney.
"When LFR arrived, they reported a fully involved structure," Chief Fire Inspector Bill Moody said.
And Tuesday morning, just about all that's standing is a shell.
"There's a ton of damage on the first floor. The walls are all down, the ceiling is down, insulation is down, so it's going to take us quite some time to remove all that debris and get to the floor and read the burn patterns," Moody said.
Inspector Moody says the home is a total loss with damage at around $300,000.
Moody says the owner wasn't home when the fire broke out, however, her 3 dogs were inside and didn't make it out alive.
Investigators say this fire may have been burning for more than 30 minutes before crews first arrived, and the weather may helped to hide those flames.
"With the fog last night and the tree line here, the fire just didn't get discovered for quite some time and it had quite a head start on us," Moody said.
Moody says the fire likely began on the first floor and then spread to nearly every other part of the house.