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Archive for Thursday, May 11, 2006

Fire destroys mobile home

May 11, 2006, 9:38 a.m. Updated May 11, 2006, 11:36 a.m.

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Lawrence fire and medical crews extinguish a mobile home fire around 7:15 a.m. Thursday morning in the 200 block of North Michigan. "My sister and I were drinking coffee and heard a explosion and saw fire at Shelly's house, and I went over and kicked door in to see if anyone was home," Donald Burns said as he watched firefighters put out the fire.

Lawrence fire and medical crews extinguish a mobile home fire around 7:15 a.m. Thursday morning in the 200 block of North Michigan. "My sister and I were drinking coffee and heard a explosion and saw fire at Shelly's house, and I went over and kicked door in to see if anyone was home," Donald Burns said as he watched firefighters put out the fire.

Firefighters were trying this morning to determine the cause of a blaze that gutted a northern Lawrence mobile home on North Michigan Street.

Lawrence firefighters said they responded to the blaze about 7:20 a.m. at a home at 110 Michigan, Lot 76. Firefighters said their initial fear was that someone was inside the mobile home, but emergency personnel were able to make contact with the person who lives there and determined no one was at home.

Donald Burns and Sonya Donner, a brother and sister who live next door to the mobile home, said they were drinking coffee about 7:15 a.m. when they heard an explosion.

Burns said he ran to the adjacent mobile home and kicked the door in, looking for the resident, but no one was home. He said there might have been some pets at the home.

The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the resident with lodging and other accommodations.

Firefighters had not yet determined the cause of the fire early this morning.

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