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Lincoln FD responds to 92 fires in 2016


By Local Labs News Service | Oct 12, 2017

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Lincoln Fire Department responded to 263 calls in 2016, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System obtained by the West Central Reporter.

The calls in Lincoln included 92 fires - 45 structure fires, 15 vehicle fires and 20 other fires. The fire department also responded to 12 calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $769,050 in fire loss - or about $8,359 per fire.

The department also received 171 false calls, including four malicious calls and 167 other false calls.

One fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents and eight were injured in non fire-related incidents.

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