Dog Dies in Fire Caused By Careless Smoking

(KFOR NEWS  August 2, 2022)  Lincoln Fire & Rescue has determined what started an attached garage fire on Friday evening, July 29that 1100 SW 24 th St.

The fire was called in to 911 communications by an off-duty LFR fire captain who lives in the neighborhood.  All residents were out of the structure when fire crews arrived.

During search efforts, a dog was found, but despite efforts by firefighters to revive it, the dog died.

Investigator Schweitzer determined the cause of the fire to be an improperly disposed of cigarette with a loss of $200,000 in structural and content damage.

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