Lincoln crews save someone from a fire for the 2nd time in 8 hours

A cat was also rescued from the latest blaze

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Two people were lucky to be alive Tuesday morning thanks to Lincoln Fire & Rescue.

Crews saved someone from an apartment fire overnight, just hours after rescuing another person from a house fire in the city.

The latest blaze broke out around 12:43 a.m. near 70th and Adams Streets.

LFR tells us a third-story balcony, where the fire began, was engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

After quickly putting it out, they moved inside, where the fire had spread.

That’s when they found someone in the burning unit.

The 48-year-old woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The extent of her injuries is unknown.

Everyone else is OK, including a cat that crews rescued.

Damage to the building is estimated at $10,000.

Just a few hours earlier, a dog was killed in the house fire near Belmont Park.

Both of these fires are under investigation.

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