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Archive for Friday, July 13, 2012

Fire displaces residents of home on Sagebrush Drive

July 13, 2012, 9:08 a.m. Updated July 13, 2012, 4:40 p.m.

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An early-morning fire Friday displaced residents of a home in the 3000 block of Sagebrush Drive, said Division Chief Eve Tolefree, a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical spokeswoman. Firefighters were called at 3 a.m.

“First-arriving fire companies found smoke and flames showing from the rear of a single-family split-level residence,” she said.

The fire was under control in 30 minutes.

There were no injuries reported, and all occupants were able to get out of the structure before firefighters arrived. Jane Blocher, executive director of the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross, said the agency provided hotel, food and clothing assistance to five adult residents of the home.

Tolefree said investigators Friday afternoon classified the fire as accidental caused by cooking material. An estimate of damages are pending.

The house is southwest of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue.

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