Archive for Wednesday, November 26, 1997


November 26, 1997


The cause of a fire that destroyed a barn west of Lawrence was under investigation Tuesday night.

Kanwaka Township and Lecompton Township firefighters at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday were called to the barn at 621 N. 1500 Road, about a mile south of the U.S. Highway 40-Stull Road junction.

Firefighters were unable to contain the fire and it destroyed the structure, valued at $20,000.

Also destroyed were an antique truck, lawn mower, three motorcycles, about 1,500 bales of hay and miscellaneous tools and equipment valued together at $35,000.

There were no injuries.

The owner of the barn is Allan Dalton, Douglas County Sheriff's officers reported.

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