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Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2012

No injuries reported during early morning blaze at apartment complex

October 16, 2012, 8:03 a.m. Updated October 16, 2012, 1:39 p.m.

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Firefighters responded Tuesday morning to a fire at the Southpointe Park Villas apartment complex in the 2200 block of West 26th Street, one block west of Iowa Street.

Lawrence firefighters were called about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to an apartment fire in the 2200 block of West 26th Street.

Lawrence firefighters were called about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, to an apartment fire in the 2200 block of West 26th Street.

The fire was reported about 7:50 a.m., according to news release issued by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical.

The fire was cleared by 8:30 and no injuries were reported.

When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the second floor balcony of a three-story wood-framed structure.

The apartment complex residents had been evacuated by the time fire crews arrived. However, two dogs were rescued from the fire.

Jane Blocher, executive director of the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross, said the agency is assisting six families who were affected by the fire. She said the Red Cross is providing hotel lodging for some residents, and food and clothing for all six families.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no damage estimates were available as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the release.

Comments

deec 2 years, 2 months ago

Doubtful. This fire has a known cause.

puddleglum 2 years, 2 months ago

Look for a TIF or maybe a tax incentive from the city..... a sure sign

justforfun 2 years, 2 months ago

Seriously Jack? If only people still thought that joke/question was funny?

justforfun 2 years, 2 months ago

You know you were trying to be funny and post that before anyone else. The problem it's just not funny anymore, sorry. So your going to act like your not smart enogh to look up the tax records?

RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

HA! . . . . . okay, now I get it . . . .

Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

Since First Management and others have over saturated the market these older units may not be a great investment any longer. A little insurance money would be helpful.

Huntersmom 2 years, 2 months ago

Seriously people, let's have some respect and compassion for the six families that lost most of their personal belongings. I'm thankful that all residents were able to leave on their own two feet, and not on stretchers.

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