A crew returning home after
work had their truck burst into flames at McEntire Roofing, 1909 N.
Kickapoo yesterday evening. The truck caused severe smoke damage to
the roofing company as well as Legends Billiards and Bar, which
occupies the front of the location.
Fire Chief Kent Hulett said the fire was reported at 5:56 p.m., with
a first respondent on the premises within four minutes.
Fire and rescue units from Lincoln, Lincoln Rural and Atlanta
responded to the fire, with the Mount Pulaski Fire Department taking
over watch of the city of Lincoln while units battled the blaze.
Although there is an initial report of little fire damage to the
structure's interior, the smoke damage is considered extensive and
could reach six figures, according to a preliminary report by
There is no determination at this time as to what caused the truck
to burst into flames.
Pictures by Jan Youngquist
and Mike Fak
An aerial view of the business shows the
dispersal of fire trucks, with the fire-destroyed truck in center of
Firemen await further removal of smoke with
fans as they continue inspection of building.