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July 19th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up


Shortly after 2:20 a.m., Firefighters from several township fire departments responded to an address in the 500 block of N 1200 Road for a report of a barn fire. First crews on the scene reported that the "smaller barn structure" was fully involved in flames. Tender (water tanker) units from at least two townships responded to assist with a water supply to fight the fire. No injuries were reported and no word if this morning's weather played a role in sparking the blaze.

Almost two hours later, around 4:15 a.m. as crews were beginning to clear from the Clinton township fire, emergency dispatchers received a report from a passerby of a residential structure fire in the 800 block of N 1850 Road, between Lawrence and Lecompton. Deputies arrived on scene first and reported that the rear of the house had flames showing from the both levels. Fire crews arrived, reported the same findings and began attacking the blaze. A countywide Tender (water tanker) response was ordered for a water supply. Crews began clearing from that scene around 6 a.m.. Initial reports indicated that the home was believed to be vacant. Again, no injuries were reported and no word on what may have caused the fire. More on this fire can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Back in Lawrence, throughout the early morning hours Police were dealing with several weather related issues. Most included the power outage, which at one point LJW reported were near 3,500 customers. Officers checked on and reported several traffic signal outages. Police also responded on numerous burglary alarms triggered by the power outage and other weather related issues.

Officers also made an arrest involving burglary of a vehicle and unrelated arrests for an outstanding warrant and another for stalking.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have resulted in 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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