Early morning fire kills dog in Lincoln

3 apartment units were also saved thanks to a quick-thinking woman who closed the door, containing this blaze

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — An early morning fire killed a dog in Lincoln, but authorities say this could have been much worse.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue tells us the blaze first broke out at 5202 Leighton Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

The dog that died was found inside one of the four apartment units.

An occupant also needed help getting out and was taken to a hospital where they’re expected to recover.

The fire caused an estimated $20,000 in property damage and destroyed another $2,000 worth of belongings.

LFR says the three other apartment units were spared thanks to a woman who closed the door, keeping flames from spreading further.

No word just yet on how this fire started.

We’re also told a second dog at the apartments was found safe.


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