LFR: one relocated after apartment fire in south Lincoln, geckos rescued

Lincoln Fire and Rescue say a small fire in an apartment complex has forced at least one person to relocate due to smoke damage.
Couch Fire

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – After an apartment fire in south Lincoln, one man and his two geckos will be forced to relocate due to smoke damage.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue say around 11:15 Friday morning, they were called to an apartment fire near 48th and Pioneers. Battalion Chief Bob Watton says when they arrived, there was a small fire on a couch.

“The tenant tells us he left this morning about 6:30, no fire at that time of course, but came back to find smoke inside his apartment,” Watton says.

Crews evacuated the building and reported no injuries to any of the residents. They were also able to rescue two geckos from the apartment where the fire originated.

“Ultimately I thought the crews did a great job, they were able to get here in fairly quick fashion so we were able to take care of things before they escalated, we were able to isolate it to that one particular apartment,” Watton says.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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