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Lawrence fires

Fire at pet services business causes $60,000 in damages
December 1, 2014
A fire that killed one dog in a pet services business on Saturday was officially deemed to have been accidental while causing $60,000 in damages, according to the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical department.
Oxygen masks help save 21 dogs from Lawrence business fire
November 29, 2014
A donation of pet oxygen masks last month and quick work by firefighters, veterinarians and bystanders helped save the lives of 21 dogs who were in a burning building early Saturday morning. One dog, however, died, officials said, possibly from smoke inhalation.
Power line catches fire on Kentucky Street; outages reported
November 23, 2014
A Kentucky Street power line caught fire late Sunday.
Fire officials: Smoking materials caused Ohio Street fire
05:54 p.m., November 17, 2014 Updated 06:07 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical investigators have determined that Improper discarding of smoking material caused the fire at an apartment complex at 1224 Ohio St. last week, LDCFM spokeswoman Division Chief Eve Tolefree said Monday.
Ohio Street apartment fire causes nearly $200,000 in damages
November 13, 2014
A day after a two-alarm fire at a central Lawrence apartment complex, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical investigators continue to investigate the cause of the blaze, LDCFM spokeswoman Division Chief Eve Tolefree said Thursday.
Fire damages Ohio Street apartment building; dog rescued
12:20 p.m., November 12, 2014 Updated 06:33 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded to structure fire at 1224 Ohio St. around noon on Wednesday. The fire was out by 1:10 p.m., but the three-story apartment building suffered extensive damage.
Dryer fire leads to temporary evacuation at Lawrence apartments
November 1, 2014
A Lawrence apartment building was temporarily evacuated Saturday afternoon after a fire started in a laundry room dryer.
Firefighters investigating suspicious fire in southeast Lawrence
08:12 a.m., September 28, 2014 Updated 11:01 a.m.
Firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire in southeast Lawrence on Sunday morning.
North Lawrence house fire quickly brought under control
02:23 a.m., September 19, 2014 Updated 02:45 a.m.
Lawrence firefighters were able to quickly knock down a house fire early Friday in North Lawrence.
Fire officials: Smoking materials caused Sigma Chi fire
August 28, 2014
Investigators determined that improperly disposed of smoking materials caused a Tuesday fire at the Sigma Chi fraternity house, 1439 Tennessee St., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Shaun Coffey said Thursday.
Crews respond to fire at Lawrence manufacturing company
August 26, 2014
A paint booth inside a Lawrence manufacturing company combusted Tuesday, setting a portion of the building aflame briefly.
Firefighters put out structure fire at Sigma Chi fraternity
02:31 p.m., August 26, 2014 Updated 02:31 p.m.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at Sigma Chi fraternity house, 1439 Tennessee, just before noon on Tuesday. Crews had the fire under control by 12:30 p.m. and were continuing to look for hot spots as smoke cleared.
Man taken to hospital after Lawrence apartment fire
August 22, 2014
One man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital in serious condition after suffering from smoke inhalation following a brief fire at the Prairie Ridge Place apartments, 2424 Melrose Place, Friday afternoon.
Two-alarm fire damages home in North Lawrence
01:29 a.m., August 17, 2014 Updated 02:59 p.m.
Firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm fire in North Lawrence Sunday morning.
House fire can’t burn childhood memories of lifelong Lawrence resident
June 20, 2014
Patti Green spent 22 years watching cars pass by from her family’s front porch at 1419 Kentucky St. That porch is charred now, blackened by a blaze last Saturday that left her childhood home condemned.