LINCOLN, Nebraska – Lincoln Fire & Rescue reports that almost half of a residence in the city’s northwest that caught fire late Monday night sustained substantial damage.
Just after 11 p.m., a house fire was reported at NW 3rd and NW Tudor Lane in the Highlands neighborhood.
According to the battalion chief, firefighters arrived to find considerable fire and smoke pouring from the rear of the structure. According to him, workers worked to extinguish the fire from the exterior before entering the structure. According to Majors, the fire extended to the attic, causing additional damage to the residence.
LFR stated that two persons and two pets reside at the residence. According to the firefighters, one of the dogs escaped with its owners, while the other dog, an 8-month-old puppy, had to be rescued.
The eight-month-old yellow lab was reportedly discovered by firefighters underneath a bed.
No one was hurt, and the dog is fine.
According to LFR, the fire was caused by a pellet smoker on the rear deck. According to fire investigators, the damage to the home is $125,000 and the contents are damaged by $50,000.