Archive for Monday, May 23, 2011

No injuries in apartment fire near 13th and Kentucky streets

Nobody was injured in the single-story residential structure fire at 303 W. 13th Street on Monday evening.

May 23, 2011, 5:34 p.m. Updated May 23, 2011, 11:08 p.m.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of West 13th Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Responders fought smoke and flames in the single-story residential structure near 13th and Kentucky streets, but no injuries were reported.

The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross assisted displaced occupants.

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, the damage is estimated at around $72,000, according to Fire Medical.

Comments

auntmimi210 3 years, 11 months ago

Whether it's a house or an apartment building, my thoughts & prayers are with all the residents & any pets. I live a few doors down, & could see many windows were blown out, so it must have been a pretty hot fire. I also saw paramedics going in with a stretcher. I sure hope everyone's okay.

appleaday 3 years, 11 months ago

I live nearby and heard many sirens and knew something sort of big was going on.

laika 3 years, 11 months ago

It was a rental house when my friends live there in 2008. It was also not two stories, just one level with a basement. The fact that it has upper windows is a little deceiving.

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