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Lawrence fires

Gas leak investigated at South Lawrence mobile home
01:00 p.m., March 5, 2014 Updated 03:48 p.m.
A South Lawrence mobile home was evacuated while fire-medical personnel and area energy company officials investigate a reported gas leak.
Fire chief says Friday night fire ‘similar’ to 2012 arsons
February 24, 2014
A division chief with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical said a Friday night fire in the 1700 block of West 24th Street was similar to a string of 21 arsons that took place in the same area in 2012.
Small fire being investigated near same area as string of late-2012 arsons
February 22, 2014
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical is still investigating a late Friday fire at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of West 24th Street.
Officials still working to determine cause of early-morning Westar fire
09:00 a.m., February 5, 2014 Updated 09:45 a.m.
Inspectors are still investigating the cause of a building fire at the Westar power plant at 1250 N. 1800 Road, according to a company spokesman.
50 acres of Douglas County farmland burn in Sunday grass fire
09:53 a.m., January 27, 2014 Updated 10:56 a.m.
Firefighters from seven departments battled a grass fire feeding off high winds Sunday evening in Douglas County that burned about 50 acres, according to Mike Baxter, Eudora Township fire chief.
Firefighters battle blaze south of Lawrence
January 6, 2014
Firefighters from the Wakarusa, Osage, Palmyra, Lecompton and Clinton fire departments are currently battling a house fire south of Lawrence.
New year brings new technology for public safety
January 2, 2014
The new year will find area public safety agencies welcoming new technologies while upgrading old ones that, in some cases, are pushing 20 years old. By Stephen Montemayor
Jefferson County resident presumed dead after early morning house fire
December 31, 2013
A Jefferson County resident is presumed dead after an early morning house fire Tuesday in rural Ozawkie.
Fire claims structure at natural gas facility near McLouth
December 17, 2013
A fire at a natural gas compressor station left the structure a total loss Monday night.
Fire damages West Lawrence home
12:16 p.m., December 10, 2013 Updated 02:03 p.m.
An electrical heater caught fire on the second story in a home on the 900 block of Chalk Hill Court in West Lawrence at approximately 11 a.m. today.
Fire officials, energy providers share winter weather public safety
November 29, 2013
Although careless cooking and improper disposal of smoking materials are the most-cited causes of fires by the National Fire Protection Agency, city fire officials remind residents to observe winter-related safety precautions.
Some crimes drop in winter, others pick up
November 29, 2013
As temperatures drop, so do calls to Lawrence police.
Smoking led to apartment fire near downtown, authorities say
November 27, 2013
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical determined that the cause of a late Tuesday evening fire to be the improper disposal of smoking materials.
Fire officials share tips to avoid turkey fryer fires
November 25, 2013
To avoid the city’s first turkey fryer fire, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire-Medical is reminding holiday cooks to stay apprised of safety tips if they choose that method of preparing the family dinner.
20th Street house fire linked to smoking, investigators conclude; damage estimated at $132K
November 7, 2013
On Thursday, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical investigators determined the cause of a Wednesday house fire to be accidental because of “improper disposal of smoking materials.”