3 residents hospitalized, 1 cat killed in North Lincoln four-plex fire

Three residents were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and a cat died after a fire broke out Monday morning at a four-plex in north Lincoln, officials said.

Lincoln Fire and Recue crews responded to the four-plex near 44th Street and the Cornhusker Freeway shortly after 10 a.m. Monday after children playing with a lighter set an apartment on fire, said Battalion Commander Curt Faust.

In the apartment where the fire started, three residents were injured and one of the family’s two cats died, Faust said.

The fire — which crews quickly extinguished after arriving on the scene — caused $75,000 in structural damage and another $25,000 in property damage, Faust said. Three of the quadruplex’s four units were unaffected by the fire, he said.

Jacob Carrizales shared this video on Facebook of the October 2, 2022 fire.

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