Arson suspected in Friday Lincoln apartment fire

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Approximately $7,000 in damage was reported after an early morning fire in Lincoln on Friday, and fire officials believe the cause may be arson.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue was called to 1227 S. 14th Street shortly after 7:00 a.m. for an apartment fire. Firefighters discovered smoke coming from a two-story, five-unit structure.

The fire was in the living room of a second-floor apartment. It was confined to the single room, causing $6,000 in structure damage and $1,000 in damage to the room's contents.

The fire remains under investigation. There were no injuries reported, even though all residents were home at the time of the fire.