Paul Davis Restoration fire rekindles Thursday morning

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A devastating fire at Paul Davis Restoration rekindled Thursday morning, according to Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

One LFR crew remained on the scene of the fire Wednesday into Thursday to work on hot spots. Additional crews were called to the scene, at 3641 South 6th Street, around 9:00 AM on Thursday.

Battalion Chief Jim Bopp said there are parts of the warehouse crews cannot reach so they were forced to cut through the roof to make entry.

Because the building is not structurally sound, crews had to work from the outside of the building. Crews sprayed foam to break down surface tension of water on wood and cardboard in the building.

While crews were on the scene Thursday morning, one firefighter slipped and fell. He was evaluated on the scene for injuries. Another firefighter sustained minor injuries while on the scene of the fire Wednesday morning.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue ruled the fire as accidental. They said it started Wednesday, December 27 in a box truck that was parked inside the warehouse.

Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg said damage from the fire is estimated at $3.5 million.