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Archive for Friday, December 11, 2009

Family escapes injury in apparent electrical fire at Prairie Park home

Firefighters remove equipment from their truck as they prepare to re-examine a home after responding to an electrical fire in the 2900 block of Whitmore Drive. Emergency response officials reported that no individuals were injured in the fire Thursday.

Firefighters remove equipment from their truck as they prepare to re-examine a home after responding to an electrical fire in the 2900 block of Whitmore Drive. Emergency response officials reported that no individuals were injured in the fire Thursday.

December 11, 2009

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Prairie Park fire controlled quickly

Crews responded to a fire in the Prairie Park neighborhood, and no one ended up displaced by the minor damage. Enlarge video

Fire crews were called Thursday afternoon to a home in the Prairie Park neighborhood after a family noticed smoke coming from one of the home’s electrical outlets.

Residents in the 2900 block of Whitmore Drive fled the home and called 911.

“When the crews arrived there was smoke showing from the building,” said Rob Kort, a division chief for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. “Some siding had fire out on the deck, and it appears to have been electrical in nature.”

The fire, which was contained to a small area of the home, was extinguished shortly after crews arrived, and the family was able to return to the home for the remainder of the night.

Kort said the family’s quick reaction made a difference.

“If they hadn’t had been home then it would have been a whole different story,” Kort said. “We did have a good outcome, they were there, they smelled the smoke, they called us and they got out of the residence.”

No one was injured in the fire.

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