Blaze causes ‘extensive smoke damage’ to central Lincoln apartment

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A blaze caused extensive smoke damage at a central Lincoln apartment near 16th and Garfield Streets on Friday.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue crews arrived at the apartment around 2:10 p.m. and saw flames coming from a third-floor balcony and the attic of the building.

Battalion Chief Mark Majors says crews got lines into place quickly and got water onto the flames to minimize the damage.

“I would imagine we got pretty extensive smoke damage and then quite a bit of water damage throughout,” Majors said.

Due to the heat, Majors said they called in additional crews to assist with the fire.

The blaze caused part of 16th and Garfield Streets to close as crews worked to put out the flames.

Majors told Channel 8 that no one was injured in the fire but he doesn’t know yet how many people were displaced.

The cause of the fire and the amount of damage is unknown.  An investigation is ongoing.

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