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Grass fire threatens phosphorus tanks north of Lawrence; investigation ongoing

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.

Lawrence man flown to KU Hospital after accidentally shooting self in East Lawrence home

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.

Lawrence man suspected of aggravated arson, reportedly seen pouring gas on Jayhawk Motel

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.

Douglas County issues blanket burn ban for upcoming month

Douglas County issued a burn ban today that will stay in place for the next month, yet still allow some opportunity for burning pasture at safe times. Prompted by an unusually high number of out-of-control grass fires in recent weeks, the ban is unlike any the county has ever issued. By Sara Shepherd

Gas leak investigated at South Lawrence mobile home

A South Lawrence mobile home was evacuated while fire-medical personnel and area energy company officials investigate a reported gas leak.

Fire chief says Friday night fire 'similar' to 2012 arsons

A division chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical said a Friday night fire in the 1700 block of West 24th Street was similar to a string of 21 arsons that took place in the same area in 2012.

Small fire being investigated near same area as string of late-2012 arsons

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical is still investigating a late Friday fire at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of West 24th Street.

Officials still working to determine cause of early-morning Westar fire

Inspectors are still investigating the cause of a building fire at the Westar power plant at 1250 N. 1800 Road, according to a company spokesman.

50 acres of Douglas County farmland burn in Sunday grass fire

Firefighters from seven departments battled a grass fire feeding off high winds Sunday evening in Douglas County that burned about 50 acres, according to Mike Baxter, Eudora Township fire chief.

Firefighters battle blaze south of Lawrence

Firefighters from the Wakarusa, Osage, Palmyra, Lecompton and Clinton fire departments are currently battling a house fire south of Lawrence.

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. ...

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.

North Lawrence fire

Peggy Mersmann-Laptad talks about the fire that destroyed her home, early Thursday morning, in North Lawrence, 1439 N. 1900