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Jefferson's owner: Building too damaged for fire investigators to enter

One day after a fire produced thick clouds of smoke covering downtown, Jefferson's restaurant remained taped off while the rest of the 700 block of Massachusetts Street had mostly returned to normal. By Elliot Hughes

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Jefferson's suffers 'extensive damage' from fire, smoke

Downtown streets closed for about four hours

A fire at Jefferson’s restaurant shut down a portion of downtown Lawrence for about four hours Thursday after fire crews responded to flames and heavy smoke billowing from the building at 743 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence firefighters must also battle homes with outdated construction

Throughout the winter months, firefighters often see an increase in the number of house fires, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Chief Mark Bradford said.

Fire officials offer tips to prevent winter house fires

Winter brings more house fires than any other season. Last week alone, there were three home fires in Lawrence. The good news is that residents can prevent fires by taking a few precautions, especially in the coldest, driest time of the year, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical public education specialist Richard Bull said. Winter structure fires have less to do with the weather and more to do with five mistakes people sometimes make between December and March, Bull said By Caitlin Doornbos

Cause of Alabama Street house fire was improperly extinguished smoking materials, investigators say

Investigators have determined the cause of Tuesday night's house fire that left one Lawrence family homeless and one of their cats dead.

Kanwaka couple lose home, cat to fire

A Kanwaka township couple are picking up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home about five miles west of Lawrence Monday.

Firefighters investigating house fire on Yale Road

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical is investigating the cause of a Wednesday morning house fire in Lawrence.

Fire engulfs building on East 1100 Road

A fire fully engulfed a barn off East 1100 Road this afternoon.

Crews fight fire at Baldwin City home

The Baldwin City Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1017 Grove St.

Lawrence considers code changes as a result of fire at pet boarding business

Lawrence city officials are reviewing fire and dog services codes to determine whether amending them could help prevent kennel fires like the one on Nov. 29 that killed at least three dogs and injured others. By Karen Dillon

Guilty pleas entered in Burger King robbery

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 ...

School board cuts mental health support program

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 ...

KU dean addresses thin crowd about budget woes

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 ...

City in a hurry to start Kasold project

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. ...

Outlet blamed in Free State fire

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 ...

Fire delays expansion plans for Free State Brewery

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. ...

Lawrence man to face trial for arson

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 ...

House fire caused by illegal use of fireworks

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. ...

Fraternity fire near 14th and Tennessee streets

Smoke and flames showing at Sigma Chi house, near 14th and Tennessee streets, just before noon on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

North Lawrence Fire

Crews respond to a fire at the intersection of Locust and North Fourth streets Thursday afternoon in North Lawrence.

Tuesday morning fire

Fire crews responded to a fire at an apartment complex at 2413 Ousdahl Road Tuesday morning around 7:15 a.m.

Crews respond to fire at Peppertree Apartments

Crews work to put out a fire at the Peppertree Apartment complex, 2100 Heatherwood Drive

Fire at Gaslight Village

Crews respond to a fire Tuesday morning at the Gaslight Village mobile home park on 31st Street.

Burning of the Baker Wetlands

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.

Meadowbrook Apartment Fire

Crews respond to an early-afternoon fire at the Meadowbrook Apartment complex.

Family displaced by fire

Roger and Camay Guillory and their 9 children lost their rural Douglas County home in a fire early Friday morning.

After a fire, dogs continue to rescue

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.

Rescue crews douse blaze in southwest Lawrence

Fire crews worked to put out a fire in the 2200 block of Rodeo Drive around midnight Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.