Crews find dog inside central Lincoln home after fire
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Fire & Rescue says crews found a dog inside a home in the central part of the city following a fire.
The call came in just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday night after flames were scene coming from the front of structure near 29th and Vine Streets.
LFR said two residents and a dog were out of the home when firefighters arrived on scene, but a second dog was found during search operations.
LFR adds they turned over the dog to Animal Control. Animal Control said the dog was taken to a local veterinarian where it’s undergoing treatment.
According to LFR, the fire started on the porch and extended into the home.
By the time a 10/11 NOW reporter got to the scene, crews had extinguished the fire and were working to put out hot spots on the front side of the home.
Battalion Chief Aaron Pospisil said there were no injuries to LFR personnel, despite the single-digit temperatures at the time, which Pospisil added made fighting the fire more challenging. He said rotating crews and keeping the hose lines from freezing were the biggest challenges.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Vine Street reopened just before 1 a.m. after it was shut down by the incident.
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