Mama Said Don’t Play with Fire, Child with Lighter Responsible for Lincoln Fire

DON'T-PLAY-WITH-FIREA child playing with a lighter has been blamed for a fire that damaged a duplex in Lincoln.

The fire was reported around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department Battalion Chief Eric Jones says it took firefighters about 15 minutes to control the blaze and keep it from spreading from the room in which it started.

Residents safely fled the burning unit. The adjacent unit sustained smoke damage.