City of Lincoln Fire Department arrived on scene at 6:10 a.m., Capt.
Rick O'Hara said. Lincoln Rural, Atlanta, Latham and Mount Pulaski
fire departments and Logan County Paramedics aided in the evacuation
effort. Most residents were able to walk themselves out, but a few
needed carrying, O'Hara said.
The fire was contained to the
maintenance room in the basement, which houses the elevator controls
and hydraulics. Heavy smoke went up through the elevator shaft and
entered the building. There were intermittent electrical problems
throughout the building.
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There were no injuries.
With assistance from the Red Cross, the residents were
temporarily housed across the street at the Lincoln Community High
School cafeteria. They were returned to the building by 3 p.m.
The one elevator remains out of commission and the other is being