Lawrence fires

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Lawrence firefighters must also battle homes with outdated construction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.
Firefighters investigating house fire on Yale Road
08:34 p.m., December 24, 2014 Updated 04:08 p.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical is investigating the cause of a Wednesday morning house fire in Lawrence.
Fire engulfs building on East 1100 Road
December 22, 2014
A fire fully engulfed a barn off East 1100 Road this afternoon.
Crews fight fire at Baldwin City home
December 15, 2014
The Baldwin City Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1017 Grove St.
Lawrence considers code changes as a result of fire at pet boarding business
December 13, 2014
Lawrence city officials are reviewing fire and dog services codes to determine whether amending them could help prevent kennel fires like the one on Nov. 29 that killed at least three dogs and injured others. By Karen Dillon
Owners of pet business apologize for fire as dog owners grieve; business lacked license; city is checking compliance in other kennels
06:39 p.m., December 4, 2014 Updated 06:52 p.m.
Owners of Christal K-9 apologize publicly for the first time to the families whose dogs were caught in a fire. The city says it is reviewing city codes and determining whether kennels are in compliance. By Karen Dillon and Caitlin Doornbos
Second dog confirmed dead following Lawrence kennel fire; owner describes horror of finding out
December 2, 2014
Nancy Hause, of Lawrence, was horrified when she went to pick up her dogs, Zebulon and Bentley, from their boarder, Christal K-9, after she returned home from visiting family in Missouri for Thanksgiving. She pulled up to the building at 3115 W. Sixth St. around 2 p.m. Saturday to find the business charred, with no sign in sight of where her beloved pets might be. By Caitlin Doornbos
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.