Clothes In Dryer Starts Apartment Fire

A late night fire had an entire apartment complex filled with smoke.

The fire happened just before 11pm near 17th and E streets. Dean Stayberg with Lincoln Fire and Rescue says new smoke detectors alerted individuals upstairs of the fire. When firefighters arrived they found a clothes dryer in the basement on fire.

The dryer had to be dragged into the front lawn and once smoke cleared residents were able to return to their homes.