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Thursday, May 19


After a busy Wednesday morning with the fatal accident south of Lawrence on Highway 59 and the 2 alarm house fire on Maple in Lawrence, Thursday morning was back to quiet.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was called to the 1600 block of Cadet Avenue just after 11 p.m. last night. The caller reported that the house was filling with smoke and it smelled electrical in nature. Fire units arrived and upon investigation found nothing overheated and no signs of smoke. 1 fire crew was out at the address investigating for about 15 minutes.

Not Lawrence or even Douglas County but, it is KU related. Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Overland Park Firefighters were called to the KU Edwards Campus at the intersection of 127th Street and Quivira Road. Dispatchers received two calls from witnesses reporting that a building currently under construction on the property was on fire. Fire crews from Overland Park, Olathe and Lenexa all responded and found an approximately 1200 square foot area on the roof was on fire. The building is the new BEST Building. The fire was contained to the roof, no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. LJWorld Story

Minutes before 1:30 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to the 1900 block of Haskell Avenue after receiving multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area. Police responded and determined that someone had fired a gun into the air. It was unclear if a suspect was taken into custody. No injuries were reported.

Once the rain started falling, police responded on several non injury accidents. Police also responded on several alarms and the every morning calls of noise complaints and a few disturbances. No serious injuries were reported during any of the overnight activity.

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