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Archive for Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hilltop Child Development Center collecting donations for fire victims

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a structure fire at Riverside Manufactured Home Community, 420 North St., Sunday evening.

May 31, 2011

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Firefighters douse a mattress after responding to a structure fire in the 400 block of North Street on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Firefighters douse a mattress after responding to a structure fire in the 400 block of North Street on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Firefighters work to extinguish a mattress after responding to a structure fire at Riverside Manufactured Home Community, 420 North St. in Lawrence on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Firefighters work to extinguish a mattress after responding to a structure fire at Riverside Manufactured Home Community, 420 North St. in Lawrence on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Emergency crews pack up a fire hose after responding to a structure fire at Riverside Manufactured Home Community, 420 North St., Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Emergency crews pack up a fire hose after responding to a structure fire at Riverside Manufactured Home Community, 420 North St., Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Hilltop Child Development Center at Kansas University is accepting cash donations and gift cards to help a family whose North Lawrence home was damaged by a fire Sunday evening.

Alicia Langford, who lived at the home with her mother and 4-year-old daughter, is a kitchen assistant at Hilltop, 1605 Irving Hill Road. The fire damaged a back room in the home at Riverside Manufactured Home Community, 420 North St.

The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross was providing assistance for short-term housing and other needs.

Pat Pisani, the center’s executive director, said Langford’s family needed donations and gift cards to purchase clothing and household items as they look for a new place to live. Donations can be dropped off at the center.

Fire marshal Jim King, a Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical division chief, said Tuesday fire investigations had not yet completed their investigation.

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