Lawrence fires

Firefighters extinguish basement fire in 1000 block of New Jersey Street
03:28 p.m., March 24, 2015 Updated 09:57 p.m.
Firefighters extinguished a fire in the basement of a home in the 1000 block of New Jersey Street on Tuesday afternoon.
Duplex fire in northwest Lawrence
02:22 a.m., March 20, 2015 Updated 02:57 a.m.
Lawrence firefighters are quickly brought a duplex fire under control in the 3900 block of Overland Circle this morning.
Sheriff’s office investigating allegations of missing money from Wakarusa Township fireman’s fund
10:06 p.m., March 18, 2015 Updated 09:54 p.m.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations about money missing from a fund associated with the Wakarusa Township Fire Department, a spokesman said. On Wednesday, Gerald Dwyer, a Wakarusa Township board member, told the Journal-World that a sheriff’s investigator spoke to him about three or four weeks ago about money missing from the so-called firemen’s fund.
Fire crews respond to flames, smoke at 2400 Alabama apartments
01:58 p.m., March 12, 2015 Updated 05:12 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a structure fire at 2400 Alabama apartments, 24th and Alabama streets, around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
House fire reported south of Lawrence
11:09 p.m., March 7, 2015 Updated 12:59 p.m.
Douglas County dispatch was reporting a house on fire at 748 E. 1485 Road, south of Lawrence, about 10:55 p.m.
Investigation: Cause of Bigg’s on Mass fire was malfunctioning meat smoker; businesses working to reopen
05:32 p.m., March 6, 2015 Updated 10:45 p.m.
A fire Tuesday at the Bigg’s on Mass restaurant that shut down numerous businesses and offices in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street was caused by grease in the restaurant’s meat smoker, according to fire investigators. By Caitlin Doornbos
Crews extinguish ‘heavy fire’ at Bigg’s on Mass
01:40 p.m., March 3, 2015 Updated 05:55 p.m.
Lawrence fire crews responded to visible flames and heavy smoke at Biggs on Mass, 719 Massachusetts St., around 1 p.m. Tuesday. As of 2:30 p.m., crews reported the situation “under control.” A stretch of Mass Street, from Seventh to Eighth streets, was blocked off as crews fought the fire in the multi-story building.
Louisiana Street fire causes $120,000 in damages; investigators determining cause
March 3, 2015
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical estimates a fire Monday evening in an abandoned Lawrence home caused about $120,000 in damage, Division Chief Lyle Schwartz said Tuesday.
Firefighters investigating cause of house fire at Louisiana and West 21st streets
06:19 p.m., March 2, 2015 Updated 08:24 p.m.
Investigators are working to find the cause of a fire that destroyed much of a house at 2040 Louisiana St. on Monday night.
Jefferson’s owner: Building too damaged for fire investigators to enter
05:31 p.m., January 16, 2015 Updated 10:40 p.m.
One day after a fire produced thick clouds of smoke covering downtown, Jefferson’s restaurant remained taped off while the rest of the 700 block of Massachusetts Street had mostly returned to normal. By Elliot Hughes
Jefferson’s suffers ‘extensive damage’ from fire, smoke
Downtown streets closed for about four hours
11:09 a.m., January 15, 2015 Updated 06:06 p.m.
A fire at Jefferson’s restaurant shut down a portion of downtown Lawrence for about four hours Thursday after fire crews responded to flames and heavy smoke billowing from the building at 743 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence firefighters must also battle homes with outdated construction
January 11, 2015
Throughout the winter months, firefighters often see an increase in the number of house fires, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Chief Mark Bradford said.
Fire officials offer tips to prevent winter house fires
January 4, 2015
Winter brings more house fires than any other season. Last week alone, there were three home fires in Lawrence. The good news is that residents can prevent fires by taking a few precautions, especially in the coldest, driest time of the year, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical public education specialist Richard Bull said. Winter structure fires have less to do with the weather and more to do with five mistakes people sometimes make between December and March, Bull said By Caitlin Doornbos
Cause of Alabama Street house fire was improperly extinguished smoking materials, investigators say
04:46 p.m., December 31, 2014 Updated 05:05 p.m.
Investigators have determined the cause of Tuesday night’s house fire that left one Lawrence family homeless and one of their cats dead.
Kanwaka couple lose home, cat to fire
December 29, 2014
A Kanwaka township couple are picking up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home about five miles west of Lawrence Monday.