Several crews battle fire at home east of Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Several fire crews battled a fire at a home near Eagle on Sunday.

Crews from six volunteer fire units were sent to the home near South 176th and East O Streets around 2:20 p.m.

When crews arrived, they saw smoke coming from the roof causing reduced visibility in the area.

No one was inside the home at the time, but one dog was killed in the fire, according to a Lancaster County deputy at the scene.

The fire crews put out the fire shortly before 10 p.m., almost eight hours after it was initially called in.

Eagle Fire Chief Hank Oedjen said the extreme cold impacted the ability to get the fire under control.

“Water lines freeze, valves freeze and the roads freeze,” Oedjen said. “Those slick conditions can create quite a bit of a hazard.”

Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story.  Stick with Channel 8 for any updates. 

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