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Fire destroys house in northeast Lincoln

The house is a total loss. Nobody was home at the time of the fire.
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 10:07 AM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 1:04 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Several firefighters responded to a house fire near 46th Street and St. Paul Avenue in northeast Lincoln Friday morning. The fire is just west of Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The fire was reported around 7:30 a.m. Flames were shooting from the second floor when firefighters arrived.

LFR said the home was in poor condition and no one currently lives there.

Hoarding conditions in the home posed a challenge for firefighters. Firefighters tried to fight the fire inside but clutter in the home forced them outside.

“Sometimes there’s just so much storage inside a structure like this that it becomes incredibly difficult to even move around. In this case we couldn’t even locate the stairwell. Incredibly dangerous and makes things very difficult, “Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg said.

The house is a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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