Monday morning fire at WLLM radio station
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[March 13, 2012]
At 7:26 a.m. Monday, the Lincoln Fire
Department responded to WLLM radio station, 800 South Postville
Drive, for a smoke investigation. Employees at WLLM first noticed a
strange odor at about 6:10 a.m. and called Ameren to check for a
possible gas leak. When a representative from the utility company
arrived, it was determined that the odor was smoke and not a gas
the first Lincoln Fire Department units arrived on the scene, they
discovered light smoke in the attic of the structure. Firefighters
were able to gain access to the attic and knock the fire down with
two fire extinguishers. They were then able to remove some of the
ceiling to gain better access to the fire area. The fire was
extinguished using very little water, to try to protect the
station's radio equipment.
The fire did minor damage to the
structure. The cost of the damage is estimated to be about $15,000
No one was injured in the fire.
The cause of the fire appears to be related to the building's
electrical system and is officially listed as accidental.
[Text from file received Bret
Tripplett, lead investigator, and Chief Mark Miller, Lincoln Fire