Lincoln Fire & Rescue: Two house fires caused by improperly discarded fireworks

  • Source: KOLN-TV CBS 10/KGIN-TV CBS 11 Lincoln-Grand Island
  • Published: 07/06/2022 12:00 AM

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.


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