Deadly house fire in Lincoln has been ruled accidental, according to LPD

Published: Dec. 6, 2018 at 12:23 AM CST
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Lincoln Police said the fire that killed an 84-year-old man and two dogs has been ruled accidental.

The man has been identified as Jerry L Snyder.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue was called the house fire near 44th and Franklin Street shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to LFR, a neighbor called 911 reporting flames were coming from windows of the home.

When crews arrived, flames and smoke were visible.

Crews initially attacked the fire from the exterior of the home then advanced into the home for fire attack and search and rescue.

LFR officials said the victim was found and taken out of the home.

Two dogs were found deceased inside the home, while two other dogs were rescued.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Inspector Chuck Schweitzer and Lincoln Police.

LFR said there were no working smoke detectors in the home.

According to LFR, this is the first fire that has led to a fatality this year in Lincoln.