Good Samaritans save Lincoln business from fire after suspected arson
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The president of the Nebraska Printing Center is looking for a couple of good Samaritans who saved one of its buildings from a dumpster fire.
According to police, the fire began Sunday afternoon.
They suspect arson, and witnesses said they saw two juveniles leaving the area when the fire began.
Surveillance video shows two men running toward the fire and pushing the burning dumpster away from the building.
Fire officials said if they not done that, the whole structure could’ve gone up in flames.
The president of the company, Scott Stewart, now wants to find the good Samaritans.
“I’d love to be able to provide a dinner, or gift certificate or something for doing that,” he said.
The men who saved the building weren’t wearing any protective material and could’ve easily been burned.
“They were at risk. They didn’t know what was in that dumpster. You know, it could have been full of something [that] was very flammable; [it] happened to be full of cardboard,” Stewart said.
Officials said the fire caused about $2,600 in damage to the building.