Archive for Thursday, February 6, 1992


February 6, 1992


Three residents at Gertrude Sellards Pearson Residence Hall were examined for smoke inhalation this morning following a trash can fire in the Kansas University women's dormitory, Lawrence firefighters said.

However, there were no injuries resulting from the fire, which broke out shortly before 9 a.m. today and caused about $50 damage, firefighters said.

Firefighters said they received a call at 8:52 a.m. today to extinguish a trash can fire on the west wing of the third floor of the building.

Firefighters said KU employees had tried to extinguish the fire with portable extinguishers, but it had flamed up again by the time firefighters arrived.

Firefighters said they were able to quickly extinguish it with portable extinguishers. Damage was estimated at $50 to the trash can and to a partially scorched wall, firefighters said.

A cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but it does not appear to be arson, firefighters said.

Residents of the hall were evacuated, and the Douglas County Ambulance Service was called to examine three residents for smoke inhalation, but the three were not taken to the hospital, firefighters said.

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