Fire Breaks Out at Rural Southeast Lincoln Home

LINCOLN–(KFOR May 30)–There are few details regarding a house fire Thursday afternoon in far southeast Lincoln, but several area departments responded to the scene.

Initially, there were reports of black smoke coming from a home, that appeared to be under construction, in the 5500 block of Cavvy Road, which is north of 56th and Yankee Hill around noon.  The neighborhood is technically outside of Lincoln’s city limits and under the jurisdiction of the Southeast Rural Fire Department, who responded and was in charge of the scene.  Additional help came in from Lincoln Fire and Rescue, along with rural departments from Hickman and Bennet.

Smoke lingers from a home north of 56th and Yankee Hill Road on Thursday, May 30, 2024. The photo is looking north through the trees. (Jeff Motz/KFOR News)

KFOR News arrived at the scene shortly before 1pm Thursday and there was still light smoke billowing from the area of where the home caught on fire.  One official with Southeast Fire and Rescue told KFOR’s media partner, 10/11 News, a fire started on the deck while construction was going on. Arriving crews reported the structure was fully-involved, and wind pushed the fire throughout the house. The structure collapsed shortly after the first units arrived.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  There were no reports of any injuries.