LFR: Cooler catches fire, causes $400,000 in damage

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) were called to a structure fire at the Kwik Shop, 2811 N. 48th St. around 12:45 p.m. Upon arrival, LFR said the smoke coming from the building was so thick, they couldn’t see. About 20 minutes passes before they were able to get it under control.

All employees evacuated in time and no injuries were reported.

After further investigation, Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg said a cooler had caught fire inside the building due to a mechanical failure. Total damage is estimated to be 400,000 dollars. Battalion Chief Gegg anticipates the whole building interior will need to be redone.

The gas pumps were not believed to be an immediate threat during the incident, as they were far enough away from the fire and the gas valves had been shut off.


 

Story updated Tuesday Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) were called to a structure fire at the Kwik Shop, 2811 N. 48th St. around 12:45 p.m. Upon arrival, LFR said the smoke coming from the building was so thick, they couldn’t see. About 20 minutes passes before they were able to get it under control.

All employees evacuated in time and no injuries were reported.

After further investigation, Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg said a cooler had caught fire inside the building. An official damage estimate has yet to be made, but Battalion Chief Gegg anticipates the whole building interior will need to be redone.

The gas pumps were not believed to be an immediate threat during the incident, as they were far enough away from the fire and the gas valves had been shut off.

 


 

Original story posted Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 1:28 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) are currently responding to a structure fire call near the Kwik Shop on N. 48th St., between Leighton and Adams Streets. LFR is asking you to avoid the area as they work the incident.

We have a reporter on scene and will bring you updates as they become available.

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