A huge house fire in south Lincoln at 6611 Blue Ridge Ln. takes hours to extinguish. Still, no cause of the fire but it started in the garage.
A family escapes injuries after the Lincoln Fire Department says a fire in the garage quickly spread throughout the house.
"Several times it seemed to be suppressed but surged again,” said Carolyn Edwards.
Carolyn Edwards lives next door and watched 30 firefighters fight off the blaze.
"Apparently, there were explosion sounds,” said Edwards.
The family told us off camera, their teenage son called 911 after hearing popping noises and seeing the garage fire.
"There was smoke coming from the wall that separates the garage from the house,” said Assistant Chief Pat Borer who says the fire quickly spread through the walls up to the attic.
Firefighters had to use a chainsaw to cut a hole in the roof and reach the fire.
"Because the roof collapsed, I assume there is fire damage on the second floor,” said Borer.
Although firefighters worked under extreme heat and heavy gear, they didn't endure heavy winds. That prevented the fire from spreading to the neighbor's home.
"You feel sad and worried. It's a huge fire and I’m sad it destroyed their home. They work so hard on it. They have beautiful landscaping,” said Edwards.