Lincoln man dies after fire in apartment building stairwell

One person died after a fire inside a residential building Wednesday, according to the Lincoln Police Department. Around 10 a.m., Lincoln police and firefighters responded to a residential building near South 16th and Washington streets after receiving reports of smoke coming from a partially enclosed building. stairwell on the building. Firefighters found a deceased person actively burning on the stairs with a candle in the area. The body was identified from personal effects and digital evidence as 41-year-old Terry Barry. The building was not actively on fire and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames, before handing the scene over to officers and a fire inspector. Investigators reported no signs of foul play and an autopsy was scheduled. The investigation is ongoing.

One person died after a fire at a residential building on Wednesday, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

Around 10 a.m., Lincoln police and firefighters responded to a residential building near South 16th and Washington streets after receiving reports of smoke coming from a partially enclosed stairwell on the building.

Firefighters found a deceased person actively burning on the stairs with a candle in the area. The body was identified from personal effects and digital evidence as 41-year-old Terry Barry.

The building was not actively on fire and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames, before handing the scene over to officers and a fire inspector.

Investigators have reported no signs of foul play and an autopsy has been scheduled.

The investigation is ongoing.

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