Blaze causes $250,000 in damage at south Lincoln apartment

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Several fire crews battled flames at a south Lincoln apartment complex early Thursday morning.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue crews arrived at the apartment near Warlick Boulevard and Old Cheney Road around 9:30 a.m.

LFR spokeswoman Nancy Crist said the fire began in a third-story apartment.

One person was taken to a local hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown, Crist said.

Crews were “efficient” in putting out the blaze, according to Crist.

Many residents are uncertain of when they can go back to their apartments. 

“Not really sure what’s going to happen after this,” said Jaylin Wiese, an apartment resident. “We’ve been told it would be a day or two, maybe three, before we can get in there.” 

Animal Control also responded to the fire to look for pets in the building. 

“There was a cat outside that was covered in smoke,” said Makenzie Nickel, another tenant. “He was not doing well. He had ash, a foam coming out of his mouth and blood coming out of his mouth. I lost my jacket trying to help him out.”

The fire caused $250,000 in damage.  The cause is still unknown.

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

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