Archive for Monday, July 9, 2012

Firefighters extinguish blaze at business on Clinton Parkway Court

July 9, 2012, 9:39 a.m. Updated July 9, 2012, 4:44 p.m.


Firefighters discovered flames Monday morning while responding to a fire alarm near Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.

Division Chief Eve Tolefree, a Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical spokeswoman, said crews were sent at 6:47 a.m. initially to an alarm at a business, Kemira Water Solutions Inc., 3211 Clinton Parkway Court, when firefighters saw the flames and smoke showing through a first floor window. Crews had the fire under control at 7:09 a.m. and Tolefree said Monday afternoon investigators determined the electrical fire caused $20,000 damage.

Tina Addington, Kemira’s customer service supervisor, said the fire was contained to one office inside the building, and the office mostly had smoke and water damage. The business, which houses 13 employees, was open Monday.

Addington said one employee was working in an upstairs office when the company’s alarm system called 911. The employee made it out safely, and others were arriving at work at that time. Two fish inside a tank in the office perished in the fire, Addington said.


parrothead8 5 years, 10 months ago

I don't know why, but the phrase "Firefighters discovered flames..." is kind of funny.

Kate Rogge 5 years, 10 months ago

Is there a firebug operating on the west side of Lawrence?

deec 5 years, 10 months ago

Yup, his name is cheap electric wiring.

Jake Powell 5 years, 10 months ago

Water was the solution for fire at the water solutions company..............

theeyeshaveit 5 years, 10 months ago

Things could have been so much worse if not for the Overfield Security alarm system and the quick response by the Lawrence Fire Department. Thanks to their quick action, the fire was contained to one office. Amazingly, some of the fish did survive.

somedude20 5 years, 10 months ago

Has that squirrel from last weeks fire ever been apprehended? This is the last known pic of him/her, if you see it, stay away and call 911

roadwarrior 5 years, 10 months ago

I hate to say how much I laugh at that GI Joe photo. Seen it before, Nice toss.

Elaine Elliott 5 years, 10 months ago

Great work Lawrence Fire Department! Two fires in two weeks.

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