An apartment fire in frigid temperatures Thursday morning has displaced 14 residents of a building at the Cedarwood Apartments complex, 2430 Ousdahl Road.
Firefighters were originally dispatched at 6:09 a.m., said Division Chief Eve Tolefree, of Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical.
Lawrence police officers arrived on the scene and discovered heavy smoke coming from the bottom floor of the building, prompting fire crews to call for a second alarm.
Firefighters had the blaze under control 40 minutes later, Tolefree said. No firefighters were injured, and authorities accounted for all occupants of the building, she said.
Five units in the building sustained fire and smoke damage.
The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross was working Thursday with the 14 occupants who are displaced.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire estimate damages.
According to Douglas County records, Cedarwood Villa LLC owns the building. The buildings at 2414 and 2430 Ousdahl Road are appraised together at $800,000.