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Lawrence fires

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.”
Crews respond to house fire near 20th and Alabama streets
November 6, 2013
Chief Mark Bradford said each of the five occupants home at the time of the fire made it out safely and residents could be seen taking shelter in a vehicle outside the home along 20th Street.
Early morning town home fire causes $25,000 in damage, still under investigation
October 26, 2013
Residents of a town home in the 200 block of Pinecone Drive were safely evacuated after a two-alarm fire caused $25,000 in damage and killed one of two pets.
Fire call at Lawrence High was a false alarm
10:56 a.m., October 24, 2013 Updated 11:13 a.m.
Lawrence High School was evacuated this morning, but students were allowed back in the building by 11 a.m.
Chamber honors first responders for lifesaving, valor
October 15, 2013
When Lawrence police Officer Sutagee Anglin found himself among first responders to a quickly escalating house fire, he didn’t stop to think, “Wait — I’m not a firefighter.” “You go back there and hear someone screaming and saying there’s someone else inside, it’s a reaction,” he said. “You just do it.” By Sara Shepherd
Fire crews respond to structure fire on Naismith
July 19, 2013
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a structure fire at 6:50 p.m. Friday at 2206 Naismith Drive.
Dryer lint blamed for Sunday morning house fire in Eudora
July 8, 2013
A fire that destroyed a house in Eudora Sunday morning was caused by excess dryer lint that accidentally ignited, investigators said today. By Ian Cummings
Fire destroys house in Eudora
July 7, 2013
A house in Eudora was destroyed by fire Sunday morning.
Lawrence firefighter heading back out with hotshot crew for second summer, even after Arizona deaths
July 6, 2013
Much of America may have learned about “hotshot” firefighter crews for the first time this past weekend, when 19 members of one such crew died in a wildfire in Arizona. But Nick Cesare of Lawrence first heard of the hotshot crews last summer. That’s when he joined one. By Matt Erickson
Trailers catch fire in North Lawrence
April 6, 2013
Fire crews and police responded to a structure fire in North Lawrence around 6 p.m. Saturday in a lot behind the Slow Ride Roadhouse, 350 N. Third St. Crews arrived to find thick, black smoke and 15-foot flames shooting from an empty trailer home.
House fire causes traffic detour near 27th and Louisiana
March 29, 2013
Fire crews and police responded to a fire about 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 500 block of Park Hill Terrace, just north of Broken Arrow School.
No injuries reported in Connecticut Street fire
10:21 a.m., March 29, 2013 Updated 02:26 p.m.
Fire crews and police responded to a fire about 8:30 a.m. Friday at a house in the 1200 block of Connecticut Street, where smoke was seen pouring out of windows on the second and third floors.
Structure fire reported on Indiana Street
March 4, 2013
A structure fire was reported at 612 Indiana St.
No injuries at Sunday morning house fire; Damages estimated at $70K
09:18 a.m., February 24, 2013 Updated 12:51 p.m.
Fire crews responded to a house fire at 1132 New York St. shortly before 8:45 a.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported, but portions of the home sustained heavy damage. By Shaun Hittle
Brush fire reported in Douglas County
February 10, 2013
Fire crews are responding to a brush fire in Douglas County, in the 400 block of North 2100 Road.