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July 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up


Lawrence Police were called to the 900 block of Louisiana at 2:43 after dispatchers received reports of fireworks or possibly gunshots in the area. One caller reported five "shots", a pause and then seven to eight more "shots". Another caller believed the sounds to be fireworks. Officers checked the area and reported the sounds to only be fireworks.

Just before 3 a.m., Lawrence Fire/Medical and Police responded on a reported structure fire at 3009 Sagebrush Drive. The caller reported a fire in the kitchen of the home. Fire crews arrived to find nothing visible from the two story residence. Firefighters reported a "working fire" in the kitchen. The four residents of the home were all out safely before Fire/Medical arrived. The fire was knocked down within about 10 minutes of firefighters arriving on scene. No injuries were reported.

At 6:48 a.m., Eudora Police, Kansas Highway Patrol, and LDCFM responded on an injury accident on westbound Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora. Medics reported it appeared that one of the involved vehicles had rolled before it crashed into the ditch. One person needed assistance getting out of their vehicle. Emergency responders reported one serious injury and another minor injury. More on this accident can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m., several non-injury accidents were reported on Interstate 70, in both directions, near mile marker 221 and near Exit 224. No injuries were reported but, traffic was backing up through the area according to KTA Troopers.

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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