Early Sunday morning, December 8th, Lincoln Fire & Rescue responded to a home near 20th and E St on a report of a fire. Lincoln Fire & Rescue arrived, and the owner was outside reporting he and his family were awakened by smoke detectors and found the curtains on fire in a front room of the home. The homeowner reported he had initially tried to extinguish the fire himself with a fire extinguisher and water from the kitchen without success. He reports he got his family out of the home and called 911. LFR arrived and quickly put the fire out. The fire was contained to the room of origin. Inspector Gross reports the fire cause was a candle placed near the curtains and a basket of laundry. The loss amount is $6,000. It was also identified that the flew of the furnace was not functioning. The gas was shut off until it could be fixed. There were no carbon monoxide detectors in the home. Four people were displaced.
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