More than 100,000 gallons of water used to battle $700,000 house fire near Eagle

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Eagle Fire & Rescue says it took about 104,000 gallons of water to battle Sunday’s $700,000 house fire.

Officials also say crews were on scene for nearly eight hours as the temperature hovered in the single digits.

Here are some other numbers showing how much went into fighting this massive blaze.

  • Total fire departments: 7
  • Total supporting agencies: 6
  • Total fire/rescue personnel: 85
  • Total fire/rescue apparatus: 30
  • Engines: 6
  • Tankers/tenders: 13
  • Command vehicles: 3
  • Ladder truck: 1
  • Utility trucks: 2
  • Grass trucks: 2
  • Ambulances: 3

Eagle Fire & Rescue says those numbers don’t even tell the full story, as there were several other supporting agencies that helped out.

The department said crews put in countless hours of training, cleaning and preparing all year long to make sure they’re ready for the next emergency.

After the initial response, EFR said it was sent out three more times to extinguish hot spots.

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