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Archive for Thursday, September 29, 2005

Overnight fire damages apartments

September 29, 2005, 4:28 a.m. Updated September 29, 2005, 10:00 p.m.

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Residents of the Prairie Ridge Place apartment complex, 2424 Melrose Lane, who left their homes during an overnight fire, wait in a hallway of an adjacent building about 3:30 a.m. this morning while Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Residents of the Prairie Ridge Place apartment complex, 2424 Melrose Lane, who left their homes during an overnight fire, wait in a hallway of an adjacent building about 3:30 a.m. this morning while Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical firefighters extinguished the blaze.

One man was transported to the hospital early this morning as a result of an overnight blaze that damaged an apartment complex in south Lawrence.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel were called about the fire at 2:28 a.m., which broke out in a bedroom of a second-floor apartment in the Prairie Ridge Place apartment complex, 2424 Melrose Lane.

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Bradford said the fire, which was caused by the resident smoking in bed, caused about $125,000 in damage.

Bradford said the occupant of the apartment, shut the doors to keep the fire confined and notified authorities. The man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and checked for smoke inhalation before being released, the deputy chief said.

Others in the apartment building were evacuated to another building where they waited for firefighters to extinguish the blaze and ventillate any carbon monoxide from the rest of the building, Bradford said.

Fire damages apartment

Comments

mssking1 9 years, 2 months ago

So Smitty---I assume that you are part of the management or a next door neighbor of the man whose apt. caught fire-----how else could you know it was his fault from drinking and smoking w/oxygen.
This is just another example of someone w/not enough to do so you start rumors and speculate in public of something you know nothing about. Get a life and leave this poor man alone.

mssking1 9 years, 2 months ago

If you are a healthcare worker you are in violation of HIPPA Regs. If you know Terry or Tina they are in violation of privacy laws also thru HUD. You are obviously NOT a friend. Your life may well be in the classifieds

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