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December 20th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up


Just before midnight Lawrence Fire Medical crews were called to the area of W. 24th Terrace and Crestline on a reported structure fire. Dispatchers received one call from a cell phone that reported "the building is on fire." The person placing the call disconnected without giving any other information. Fire Medical crews and Lawrence Police checked numerous apartment buildings in the area and were not able to locate any signs of fire. The original caller did not answer the phone when dispatchers or police attempted to call them back.

Around 2 a.m., there started to be reports of vehicles sliding off of area roadways. None of these accidents in Douglas County were reported to involve any serious injuries.

Power outages began to add up starting around 3:30 a.m., with around 40 outages. That number doubled within 45 minutes to 80 outages in the county. Outage numbers stayed pretty consistent until shortly after 5 a.m., when those numbers jumped to over 2,800 outages. Most of those appeared to be from around 6th and Massachusetts Street, west to Iowa Street.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

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