Four pets dead following Lincoln house fire

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Three cats and one parakeet are dead following a house fire overnight in Lincoln.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue were called to a fire near 28th and R Streets just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

The four occupants inside the home smelled fire and walls were hot. They were able to get out of the home as the fire was on the second floor.

The Fire Inspector said the cause of the fire was electrical, and the flames were contained to the second floor.

LFR said the home won't be livable for some time.