Multiple garages damaged in fire at Lincoln apartment complex

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — UPDATE: Lincoln Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Nancy Crist says 22 garages have some sort of damage after a fire late Thursday night.

Fire Inspector Chris Crocker suspects a lightning strike could have been the cause of the blaze at an apartment complex in north Lincoln.

Investigations are still underway as they work to confirm the cause of the fire.  The amount of damage is still unknown, but six garages sustained fire damage, Crist said.

All the others had some form of damage, whether smoke, heat or water.


A fire damaged multiple garages at an apartment complex in north Lincoln on Thursday night.

The blaze was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. at an apartment building near Meridian Drive and Fletcher Avenue.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Mark Majors said three garages had extensive fire damage. Six other garages sustained moderate fire, smoke or heat damage.

No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Majors said.

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Lightning strike seen from the apartment complex.

Makenzie London

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