Fire forces the evacuation of Lincoln apartments in near-freezing temps

UPDATE, 7:45 a.m. — Lincoln Fire & Rescue says Monday’s blaze caused an estimated $350,000 worth of damage.

That total consists of $250,000 in damage to the structure and $100,000 to contents.

LFR said the fire spread to the attic of two two-story units before it was contained.

Officials credit quick work by crews who kept the flames from spreading even farther.


UPDATE, 6 a.m. — Lincoln Fire & Rescue told Channel 8 that Monday morning’s blaze was contained to two apartments.

The fire displaced multiple people who were staying in those units, but none of them were injured.

All of the crews who responded to this blaze are also OK.

An inspector is now on scene working to determine what caused the fire.


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — More than a dozen units were called out to an apartment fire early Monday morning in Lincoln.

Callers started reported flames spreading along the roof of a building near First and Adams Streets just before 4 a.m.

A Channel 8 reporter heading to the scene said smoke could be seen from miles away.

The building was evacuated while the temperature was just 34 degrees.

Right now, there’s no word on what may have started this fire.

At least one person was being treated on scene when Channel 8 arrived, but officials have not said if anyone was seriously injured.

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