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Archive for Sunday, November 7, 2010

Emergency crews respond to house fire in Baldwin City

November 7, 2010

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Emergency crews responded early Sunday morning to reports of a house fire in Baldwin City.

Crews were dispatched to the 200 block of Dearborn Street about 1:43 a.m. in reference to the fire. Units arriving on scene advised the two occupants of the residence had been evacuated and were not injured in the fire.

Douglas County emergency dispatchers advised the home was fully engulfed. Allen Craig, Baldwin City fire chief, said one firefighter was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but was released shortly after.

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Pywacket 3 years, 8 months ago

Of course, there is nothing about this in the now-rudderless Signal.

And no updates here, 12 hours later. Good job!

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riverdrifter 3 years, 8 months ago

You're correct about the Signal. It is D-E-A-D.

Also, wondering why 1055 was closed off at the Big Hill cut this morning around 1030.

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ronwell_dobbs 3 years, 8 months ago

Truth be told, the Signal is not really that much more dead than it always has been. The editor was let go a little over a month ago and now he sits around and blogs under several anonymous aliases. However, all the townsfolk know the aliases so it is quite embarrassing for him, but apparently he is blissfully ignorant of such things.

What's particularly creepy is that his aliases actually argue with each other and he likes to start threads and comment on them about how the Signal is in deep trouble now that it doesn't have an editor. If you haven't had the opportunity to experience the weirdness that is Baldwin City, I highly encourage you to spend an afternoon down here.

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riverdrifter 3 years, 8 months ago

Eh, eff off, granny.

The Signal is, for a fact, dead. "There is no there there."

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riverdrifter 3 years, 8 months ago

Eh, eff off, granny.

The Signal is, for a fact, dead. "There is no there there."

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lynnojan 3 years, 8 months ago

This is Lynnette--one of the homeowners. We are happy to say that all the kitties made it out alive. The house is a total loss however. Red Cross stepped in to help with a bit of cash and hotel for a few days. We have had so much support and help between friends, family , work, and church! We have a place to stay until we figure things out.

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wmathews 3 years, 8 months ago

Hi Lynnette - I'm glad you and your family (and the kitties) are safe, and am sorry for the loss of your home. Thank you for updating us on how you're doing.

Whitney Mathews Assistant Online Community Editor

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