Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to the call around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a fire near 18th and Spring Meadow Drive around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The residents made the call, and reported a fire had started on the rear deck of the home. A total of five occupants were inside the home, and all evacuated safely on their own before crews arrived.
LFR said when crews arrived, there was also heavy fire spreading from the back side of the home and through the front door of the home. Crews were able to knock down the fire quickly.
Authorities told Channel 8 three cats died.
The home is believed to be a total loss with roughly $200,000 in damage. LFR said the fire was started by leftover ember. The occupants had been using a fire pit on a wood deck the night before.