Family Relocated After Fire Crews Respond to House Fire Twice

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Residents will have to relocate after a fire in a Lincoln home. Lincoln Fire crews had investigated smoke smell five hours earlier, but were unable to determine the source.

Around 4 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Fire & Rescue was called to a residence in the 1900 block of S. Cotner Blvd. for the smell of smoke.

Battalion Chief Derald Murrell said the crew could detect a slight smoke haze and could smell smoke. They spent over an hour trying to determine the source. A thermal imaging camera was used to look for any heat within the walls.

Murrell said they found nothing indicating the cause of the smoke. The smell and haze were gone by the time the crew left.

Just after 9 p.m. a full alarm of fire equipment was sent to the house again. This time, after residents reported seeing flames in a bedroom.

Murrell said it took about 10 minutes to extinguish the flames which appear to have started in a bedroom and extended into the attic.

The residents will have to be relocated.

Fire inspectors are trying to determine the cause of the fire and loss total.