Resident Thankful a Stranger Took Time to Alert About Fire

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A Lincoln woman was awakened when a stranger pounded on her door to alert her about a fire.

According to Lincoln Fire & Rescue Acting Captain Gregg Fisher, the call came in at 1:46 Sunday morning in the 1200 block of S. 9th Street for a car on fire.

Fisher said while en route to the fire, crews were told a house next to the car was on fire too.

Resident Amy Bravo tells 10/11 News she was sound asleep when someone began pounding on her door. That someone was Dawn Nelson. Nelson happened to be on her bicycle when she spotted the fire at the back of Bravo's house. The burning car was parked in lot which adjoins the property where Bravo lives.

Bravo said it took some time to figure out why police were there and she could not believe it when Nelson said her house was on fire, until she smelled smoke.

Fisher said a bush next to the house caught fire and some siding was effected but no structural damage was found. There was also some damage to a nearby pickup truck.

Bravo said Nelson is her Guardian Angel for taking time to make sure she was safe.

The car, a Toyota Celica convertible, is considered to be a total loss.

According to Fire inspector Ken Hilger, the cause of the fire is under investigation.