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On Tuesday, Jan. 12, just before 5 p.m., a green hazmat van and a Lawrence fire truck marked Quinter 2, on the driver’s side door, came off K-10 bypass. They headed south on Highway 59 and drove south, past Pleasant Grove Hill, with their lights and sirens on. Where were they going? They disappeared off Highway 59, west on a road.

They were headed to a crude oil pump fire and oil release in the 2100 block of North 400 Road, said Megan Gilliland, Lawrence city spokeswoman. “The city of Lawrence has an agreement with Douglas County as part of an emergency management agreement to provide hazardous materials response,” she said.

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