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Archive for Friday, September 21, 2007

Apartment blaze investigated as arson

September 21, 2007

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Early morning fire believed to be arson

Fire officials believe an early morning blaze at a South Lawrence apartment was intentionally set. Enlarge video

Fire investigators have classified a Thursday morning fire at an empty apartment as arson.

Division Chief Eve Tolefree of Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical said investigators are working a few leads.

No one was injured early Thursday after firefighters made quick work of a reported fire at the apartment at 1745 W. 24th St. The call came at 1:44 a.m.

Tolefree said the department asks anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area to call 843-TIPS.

The fire is estimated to have caused $15,000 in damage, but she did not release any more details.

Tolefree said the apartment was vacant and believed to be under renovation.

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