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Archive for Friday, January 13, 2012

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Meadowbrook Apartments

No one will be displaced

January 13, 2012, 12:53 p.m. Updated January 13, 2012, 5:53 p.m.

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Meadowbrook Apartment Fire

Crews respond to an early-afternoon fire at the Meadowbrook Apartment complex. Enlarge video

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews extinguished a fire reported Friday afternoon on the second floor of a building at the Meadowbrook Apartments complex.

Firefighters said no one will be displaced, and investigators Friday afternoon were trying to determine a cause and damage estimate for the fire at 1424 Bristol Terrace.

A fire was reported at 12:22 p.m. at the part of the complex northeast of Bob Billings Parkway and Crestline Drive, Division Chief Eve Tolefree said.

“Initial crews reported exterior smoke showing from a three-story apartment building with smoke extension into the hallway,” Tolefree said.

Crews had it under control at 12:34 p.m. No one was injured.

Division Chief Joe Hoelscher said that as part of the preliminary investigation, firefighters believed the exterior siding of the apartment caught fire.

Staff photographer Nick Krug contributed to this story.

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