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Another fire reported at apartment complex in south central Lawrence

November 23, 2012

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Fire crews responded to a fire Thursday night around 11:50 p.m. at a building of the Park 25 apartments, 2401 W. 25th St., in Lawrence.

The fire was inside the interior of the building and was quickly extinguished.

Fire crews responded to a fire Thursday night around 11:50 p.m. at a building of the Park 25 apartments, 2401 W. 25th St., in Lawrence. The fire was inside the interior of the building and was quickly extinguished.

Fire crews responded to another fire at an apartment complex in south central Lawrence Thursday night, which has been the area of a string of suspected arson cases.

Crews responded about 11:50 p.m. to a fire at the Park 25 apartment complex at 2401 W. 25th St., according to Mike Frizzell of Operation 100 News, the Journal-World's news partner.

Flames were visible on a carpeted section in a common area at the complex.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and crews set up a perimeter of the area and remained on scene for several hours.

No injuries were reported.

Since Oct., 19 there have been at least other 12 fires in an area near 23rd Street south to 25th Street and from Iowa east to Naismith Drive.

Many of those fires have occurred in laundry rooms or hallways in apartment complexes. The fires have also been set inside of apartment complexes where exterior doors to the buildings are not locked.

Thursday's fire, however, occurred west of Iowa Street, while the other fires have occurred east of Iowa Street.

The two other most recent suspected arson cases in the area occurred Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 830-7430, or the TIPS hotline at 843-8477.

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Public safety officials say there have been a series of intentionally set fires at apartment complexes in this area of Lawrence since Oct. 19.

Comments

nbj688 1 year, 4 months ago

Based upon my experience in watching television I would say that he lives at that same complex where most of them have taken place or perhaps across the street in the other complex. He also doesn't have a car, and most likely works. Probably a 9 ish to 5 job. I hope he gets caught my gf's roommate moved out to KC today because she was scared they were next!

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50YearResident 1 year, 4 months ago

Someone post the tips hotline for lulusghost. Make the numbers big enough to be read.

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lulusghost 1 year, 4 months ago

I live in one of those complexes. I might have a tip for law enforcement re: this person, but they're not answering their phones.

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50YearResident 1 year, 4 months ago

Where is the kid that burned down the apartments on 6th street with a fatality, some years back? This sounds like some of his work.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 4 months ago

this is seriously bad. I hope somebody happens to catch this dude before there's harm or death. this is very troubling.

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prospector 1 year, 4 months ago

The torch strikes again! Stupid Idiot!

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