UPDATE: Cigarette causes early morning house fire in Lincoln

4 young men and a dog have been displaced after a fire in their home in north Lincoln.
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UPDATE:

Lincoln Fire and Rescue says an improperly disposed cigarette caused a house fire early Tuesday morning.

It was near N 20th and Kingswood Drive in Lincoln.

Batallion Chief Bopp tells Channel 8 News that the home suffered extensive damage after the fire appeared to have started near the back deck and walk-out basement. Bopp says a basement wall suffered fire damage as well as a small portion of the attic. LFR was able to extinguish the fire before spreading further and causing more damage. The home also suffered heavy smoke damage throughout.

Total damage is estimated at $50,000.

Thankfully, all four residents were able to get out safely. Firefighters rescued a dog, but a cat is still missing.

The Red Cross is working to relocate the residents.

 

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Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire early Tuesday morning near N 20th and Kingswood Drive in north Lincoln.

Batallion Chief Bopp tells Channel 8 News that the home suffered extensive damage after the fire appeared to have started near the back deck and walk-out basement. Bopp says a basement wall suffered fire damage as well as a small portion of the attic. LFR was able to extinguish the fire before spreading further and causing more damage. The home also suffered heavy smoke damage throughout.

Chief Bopp says the official cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Four young men who live in the home have been displaced, as well as a dog who was rescued from the home.

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