Lincoln firefighters save dog in house fire

Posted By: Channel 8 Newsroom

Fire fighters saved a pet from a house fire this evening.

Lincoln Fire Rescue was called to a house near 8th and Harrison at around 5:30 today.

When the firemen showed up…they say found a small fire on the kitchen table.

They say there was also a dog in the house that they were able to easily rescue.

The assistant fire chief said the homeowners weren’t home, but had a house sitter who showed up, saw smoke and called 9-1-1.

“It’s fortunate the sitter checked on it at this time instead of tomorrow,” Assistant Fire Chief Pat Borer said. “And it’s a good thing that we had a fire station close by.”

No damage estimates have been given.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.