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Man charged with arson after southwest Lawrence house fire

A man has been charged with arson in connection with a house fire in southwest Lawrence on Friday.

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Fire officials: Smoking materials caused Thursday house fire on Cimarron Drive

Improperly discarded smoking material caused a two-alarm house fire Thursday evening in Lawrence, authorities say.

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Charity mobilizes to help firefighter’s widow undergoing cancer treatments

Irma Blair had only lived in Lawrence four years when her new husband, Lawrence firefighter Mark Blair, died at age 34 fighting a house fire in 1986. Irma became widowed, with one infant son and pregnant with their second. More than 30 years later, Lawrence firefighters have not forgotten Irma Blair.

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Investigators: Improperly discarded smoking materials caused fire at Crosswinds Apartments

Improperly discarded smoking materials caused the fire Tuesday afternoon in a Crosswinds Apartments four-plex, investigators with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical have determined.

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Fire does heavy damage to eastern Lawrence four-plex

Six families were forced from their residences but were uninjured from a two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon that caused heavy damage to a four-plex in the Crosswinds Apartments complex in east Lawrence.

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Investigators: House fire that killed 95-year-old Lawrence resident was accidental

A house fire that killed a woman Tuesday on Wellington Drive began accidentally in the kitchen, fire officials said Wednesday.

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Woman dies after early-morning house fire in Lawrence; neighbors attempt rescue

A woman died Tuesday in an early-morning house fire in central Lawrence.

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Firefighters extinguish house fire north of Lawrence Country Club; family displaced but uninjured

Lawrence fire crews were fighting flames Thursday afternoon at a house north of Lawrence Country Club. Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames in a house at 133 Providence Road around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Sheriff's office won't release any details about body found in burning car at campground

Authorities have yet to release any details about their investigation into a body found in a burning car Tuesday at a Douglas County campground.

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Barker Avenue house fire brought under control

Firefighters were called to the intersection of East 15th Street and Barker Avenue shortly after 3:30 Sunday morning.

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.