UPDATE: Dog rescued, extensive damage to northwest Lincoln home after fire
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Fire & Rescue says there’s extensive damage to about half of a northwest Lincoln home that caught fire late Monday night.
The call came in just after 11 p.m. for a house on fire near NW 3rd & NW Tudor Lane in the Highlands neighborhood.
Battalion Chief Mark Majors says firefighters arrived to heavy fire and smoke coming from the back side of the structure. He says crews worked to extinguish the flames from the outside first before working inside. Majors adds that the fire spread to the attic area, causing further damage to the home.
LFR said there were two people who live at the home with two dogs. According to firefighters, one of the dogs came out with the homeowners, the other dog which is an 8-month-old puppy had to be rescued.
Firefighters said the 8-month-old yellow lab was found by firefighters under a bed.
No one was injured and the puppy is okay.
LFR said the cause of the fire is a pellet smoker on back deck. Fire investigators said the damage to the home is $125,000 and $50,000 in damage to the contents.
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