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Firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm fire in North Lawrence Sunday morning.
Patti Green spent 22 years watching cars pass by from her family's front porch at 1419 Kentucky St. That porch is charred now, blackened by a blaze last Saturday that left her childhood home condemned.
Local fire officials say Saturday's two-alarm fire in the 1400 block of Kentucky Street was accidental and that damages are estimated at $135,000.
Three female college students are safe this morning after a good Samaritan passing by their Kentucky Street home alerted the women of a growing fire on their porch early Saturday morning.
No one was injured in a two-alarm home fire at 2545 Ousdahl Road this morning, according to Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree. Firefighters responded to an 8:25 a.m. call of a garage fire and saw heavy black smoke from several blocks away from the home, Tolefree said. A second alarm was requested. Firefighters had the fire, in a split-level, wood-frame residence, under control by 8:54 a.m., Tolefree said.
Women remain a minority across Douglas County's public safety agencies, but their number is slowly rising. Those in public safety positions, meanwhile, say they're working for more women in leadership roles who show them it's possible to advance. By Stephen Montemayor
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday adopted preliminary resolutions establishing new fire districts in Palmyra and Willow Springs townships.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical staff is on the scene at Israeli Chemical Ltd. in North Lawrence, where thick smoke is rising from a fire.
A 47-year-old Lawrence man is being flown by a LifeStar helicopter to Kansas University Hospital after a firearm he handled discharged and struck his leg just before noon Thursday.
Police arrested a 57-year-old Lawrence man on suspicion of two counts of aggravated arson Tuesday after witnesses reported seeing him pour gasoline on the side of a North Lawrence motel.
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