LINCOLN, Neb. -- Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a garage fire where a dog died on July 29.

LFR said crews arrived at 1100 SW 24th St at 7:45 p.m. and saw heavy smoke and fire coming from an attached garage of a single-story ranch house. The fire was reportedly called in to 911 by an off-duty LFR fire captain who lives in the neighborhood. 

The report said all residents were out of the building when LFR arrived. They found a dog when they searched the building and firefighters tried to revive it but were unsuccessful. 

According to officials, Investigator Schweitzer determined the cause of the fire was an improperly disposed of cigarette. The estimated loss is $200, 000 in structural and content damage.