Lincoln Fire & Rescue closed out the Fourth of July and began July 5th with two house fires in southeast Lincoln.
The first fire broke out around 11:15 p.m. Monday night at a home in the Fox Hollow neighborhood, southeast of 70th & Holmes Park.
Battalion Chief Eddie Mueller says the fire started outside the garage, with the damage primarily being in that area. Mueller added that there’s upwards of $100,000 in damage to the home, which was caused by improperly discarded fireworks.
Less than an hour later, firefighters were called to a home near 81st & Abigail around midnight on a report of another house on fire.
Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg says the fire at this home also started outside the garage area, and spread inside. A neighboring home also sustain significant siding damage.