LINCOLN–(KFOR Sept. 13)–After a deadly fire that burned a small SUV Monday morning outside the Superior Place Apartments near 14th and Superior, Lincoln fire investigators say items inside the vehicle created a rich atmosphere during the blast.
However, Chief Fire Inspector Bill Moody said Tuesday, they are not looking at foul play in their investigation.
Moody said the vehicle showed evidence of a flash explosion and investigators found five oxygen tanks, three of which exploded, along with two, one-pound propane tanks and an oxygen generator. The propane tanks, though, did not blow up.
Moody said as they interviewed witnesses, investigators found out the victim was a heavy smoker. As far as one of the apartment buildings being affected, Moody says there was only minor damage.
The name of the 74-year-old victim has not been released.