Family of Six Puts Out House Fire, Possible Arson

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Lincoln, NE-- A family of six is unharmed after they poured buckets of water on a fire that damaged the side of their home.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the Lincoln Police Department say at around 10 p.m. Friday, they responded to a house fire on the 2100 block of South 9th Street.

Investigators say most of the fire, which caused around $2,500 worth of damage to the vinyl siding, was out when they arrived.

They are investigating arson as a cause after finding remains of a flammable liquid at the scene.

The homeowner says since late January his home has suffered multiple broken windows after vandals threw bricks through them.

Fire Inspector, Ken Hilger, says if arson is the cause the penalty is 20 to 50 years in prison because the family was home at the time of the fire.