Were called to help the Fairmont Township Fire Department in Leavenworth County extinguish a vehicle fire at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Turnpike Service Center, about five miles east of Lawrence. A 1991 Ford Aerostar van was completely destroyed and also heavily damaged a nearby 1990 Chevrolet Lumina, firefighters said. Heat from the fire also cracked two panes of glass at the Hardees of Lawrence Turnpike restaurant, firefighters said. Lawrence firefighters did not have a damage estimate, nor did they know how the fire started.
Extinguished a brush and grass fire at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at a field in the 1600 block of East Eighth.