On Oct. 6 at 5:11 a.m., the Lincoln Fire Department
responded to a fire at 702 Oglesby Ave. Firefighters found that a
single-story house was showing heavy fire conditions from the north
The arriving firefighters quickly entered the house and
extinguished the fire with a 1 3/4-inch hose line. They were
assisted by firefighters from Lincoln Rural, Atlanta and Mount
The fire did extensive damage to the home, estimated to be around
A family of three lived in the house, along with two dogs.
Everyone was home at the time of the fire, and they all escaped
safely thanks to the smoke detectors. The family was able to grab
the two dogs while exiting. No one was injured during the fire. The
American Red Cross offered assistance to the family.
The cause of the fire is officially listed as undetermined at
this time, but it appears to be accidental.
Lead investigator: Bret Tripplett
Investigator: Ashley Williams
Fire chief: Mark Miller
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