Arson blamed for house fire near Roper Park

But Lincoln Fire and Rescue still isn't sure what started the Tuesday morning blaze

UPDATE, Wednesday (06/22/22) — Lincoln Fire and Rescue is now saying this week’s house fire is an arson investigation.

But officials are still trying to figure out how it started.

The abandoned property has also been ruled a complete loss.

Total damage to the home is an estimated $76.000.


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Fire & Rescue battled a house fire just east of Roper Park on Tuesday morning.

People were asked to avoid the area around Furnas Avenue and North 11th Street while crews finished working on the blaze.

The house was abandoned, but officials have told us that this fire appears to have started with a burning mattress in the basement.

From there, flames spread to the main floor.

The blaze was first reported around 6:40 a.m., with smoke seen coming from the home.

Right now, there are no known injuries.

The amount of damage to the home has also not been released just yet.

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