One Person rescued from apartment fire south of downtown Lincoln
Dog also died in the fire
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - One person was rescued from an apartment windowsill during a fire south of the Nebraska State Capitol Tuesday afternoon.
Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a report of flames coming out of an apartment building window near 16th and G streets just after 4:30 p.m.
According to Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg, LFR rescued one person who was sitting on the windowsill when crews arrived. The person rescued was not injured but chose to go to the hospital.
Heavy flames and smoke were found inside the apartment and extinguished within about 15 minutes, according to LFR.
Firefighters said a dog was found deceased by the end of the bed.
LFR said one apartment on the third floor was involved in the fire and was heavily damaged. Crews said they worked ventilating and salvaging many of the apartments and made sure the fire had not extended to any other units.
According to LFR, several units did have smoke damage and the apartments below the fire had water damage.
Fire inspectors reported smoking materials, as well as some electrical sources near the point of origin but a cause has not been determined. The fire is estimated to have caused at least $150,000 in damage.
Most residents will be able to go back into the apartment but a few people may be displaced, LFR said.
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