LPD suspects arson in Northeast Lincoln fire

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire call early Tuesday morning in northeast Lincoln that is being referred to as a suspected arson.

Emergency crews arrived at the home near 47th and Gladstone around 7:30 a.m.

Lincoln Police also responded to the scene, and said two adults and four children were inside the home at the time.

LPD said there is evidence to suggest that the fire started on purpose, and is being investigated as an arson.

The fire was quickly put out by a neighbor using a garden hose before crews arrived.

Police are also looking into the possibility of a connection between this fire and another that occurred on June 11.

In that case , LPD said a 30-year-old was walking by a residence near 3201 Star Street when he heard a fire alarm sounding.

He then noticed the backside of the home was on fire.

Emergency crews arrived on scene, and quickly got the fire under control.

A fire investigator saw a pile of leaves piled up under the home, leading investigators to suspect arson.