Four people displaced by early-morning fire


Eudora police rescue man from house fire that started with cigarette dropped on mattress; home had no smoke alarms

A fire in a Eudora home displaced three adults and one child early Monday morning.

Eudora police and firefighters were dispatched to the two-story house at 918 Church Street at 12:56 a.m. A resident of the home called 911 reporting a fire in a bedroom.

Police officers were on the scene quickly and ran into the home after learning that one of the residents was still inside. The officers were able to get the resident to go outside.

Firefighters arrived to report light smoke visible from one side of the house.

Radio traffic from firefighters indicated they found a mattress on fire in an upstairs bedroom.

Firefighters worked for about 15 minutes to extinguish the fire.

Medics checked on one resident and two police officers for possible smoke inhalation. All refused transport to a hospital.

The Red Cross has been called to assist the displaced residents.

A damage estimate was not immediately available and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Check back with this report and the Lawrence Journal-World for updates.

Operation 100 News provides overnight news coverage for the Lawrence Journal-World.


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