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Welder sparked warehouse fire at cardboard company in north Lincoln, LFR says
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Welder sparked warehouse fire at cardboard company in north Lincoln, LFR says

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Firefighters work a blaze Monday at 4850 N. 48th St.

With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it's even more important to help ensure you are prepared in the event of a home fire.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue crews worked to put out a fire at a cardboard company sparked Monday.

Capt. Nancy Crist said firefighters were called to Firstar Fiber, a warehouse at 4850 N. 48th St., just after 11 a.m.

Cardboard

Sprinklers activated, dousing a fire Monday at a cardboard company at 4850 N. 48th St.

She said a welder was working on a conveyor when arc material ignited some of the cardboard. The sprinklers activated, keeping the fire confined to one area of the warehouse.

Crist said the seven employees were out of the building when crews arrived. Fire crews worked into early evening to remove the layers of cardboard material to fully extinguish the fire.

On Tuesday, Crist said the fire caused an estimated loss of $260,000.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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