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Although careless cooking and improper disposal of smoking materials are the most-cited causes of fires by the National Fire Protection Agency, city fire officials remind residents to observe winter-related safety precautions.
As temperatures drop, so do calls to Lawrence police.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical determined that the cause of a late Tuesday evening fire to be the improper disposal of smoking materials.
To avoid the city's first turkey fryer fire, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire-Medical is reminding holiday cooks to stay apprised of safety tips if they choose that method of preparing the family dinner.
On Thursday, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical investigators determined the cause of a Wednesday house fire to be accidental because of "improper disposal of smoking materials."
Chief Mark Bradford said each of the five occupants home at the time of the fire made it out safely and residents could be seen taking shelter in a vehicle outside the home along 20th Street.
Residents of a town home in the 200 block of Pinecone Drive were safely evacuated after a two-alarm fire caused $25,000 in damage and killed one of two pets.
Lawrence High School was evacuated this morning, but students were allowed back in the building by 11 a.m.
When Lawrence police Officer Sutagee Anglin found himself among first responders to a quickly escalating house fire, he didn’t stop to think, “Wait — I’m not a firefighter.” “You go back there and hear someone screaming and saying there’s someone else inside, it’s a reaction,” he said. “You just do it.” By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a structure fire at 6:50 p.m. Friday at 2206 Naismith Drive.
Sunny and comfortable weather in the forecast today with a high of 67 degrees. Winds will be out of the NW around 10 mph. Partly cloudy skies overnight and cool, with lows dipping into the mid 40s. Even warmer weather ...
A storm slowly taking shape out to our west will turn winds, gusting at times up to 20 mph, from the southeast. The south bit of the wind will help to draw some warmer air into Northeast Kansas, Wednesday. Highs ...
We should see mostly sunny skies today as temperatures reach well into the 40s. We'll have mostly clear skies tonight, which will drop the temperature back down into the 20s. Expect temperatures to skyrocket into the upper-50s on Saturday. We'll ...
Expect snow to begin falling early this afternoon. We will be in a winter advisory for much of the day. Snow will continue to fall overnight resulting in 2-4 inches of snow by morning. Expect a high today around 20. ...
Showers are expected off and on through the morning. The wind will be out of the north between 10-20 mph with gusts near 30 leaving our daytime high at a cool 68 degrees. Our skies will clear for the evening ...
Expect rain showers for the afternoon as clouds and a strong south wind begin to build in for the afternoon. Our high temperature will top out at 76 degrees with a south wind between 10-20 mph with gusts near 25. ...
After a cool start to the day, plenty of sunshine will help keep our temperatures in the mid 80's. Look for an afternoon high around 85 degrees with a light wind out of the southeast by late-day. Our evening temperature ...
Some patchy fog in the morning, but clearing out to be a hot and sunny day. House fire near campus caused by illegal use of fireworks: An early morning fire destroyed the home of eight KU students at 1005 Indiana. ...
Crews respond to a fire at the intersection of Locust and North Fourth streets Thursday afternoon in North Lawrence.
Fire crews responded to a fire at an apartment complex at 2413 Ousdahl Road Tuesday morning around 7:15 a.m.
Crews work to put out a fire at the Peppertree Apartment complex, 2100 Heatherwood Drive
Crews respond to a fire Tuesday morning at the Gaslight Village mobile home park on 31st Street.
Dr. Roger Boyd of Baker University, along with volunteers, participated in a controlled burn of the Baker Wetlands, Thursday April 5, 2012. The burn took place south of Lawrence, and is conducted annually to clear old grass, eliminate weeds and promote new growth.
Crews respond to an early-afternoon fire at the Meadowbrook Apartment complex.
Roger and Camay Guillory and their 9 children lost their rural Douglas County home in a fire early Friday morning.
A fire destroyed Peggy Mersmann-Laptad's home on Sept. 29, but two of her dogs saved her boyfriend's life by waking him in time to escape. Mersmann-Laptad says her dogs continue to keep her going as she picks up her life after the fire. Photos of the fire by Nick Krug.
Fire crews worked to put out a fire in the 2200 block of Rodeo Drive around midnight Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
Peggy Mersmann-Laptad talks about the fire that destroyed her home, early Thursday morning, in North Lawrence, 1439 N. 1900