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July 28th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up


Lawrence firefighters were kept pretty active this morning.

Around 1:45 a.m., crews were called to an address in the 2300 block of Ridge Court on a report of a fire alarm sounding and reports of smoke. After making access to the building's basement firefighters determined the alarm was set off after someone used a fire extinguisher. The structure fire response was cancelled with only one fire unit remaining on scene to reset the alarm.

Around 2 a.m., one fire crew was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm sounding at an address in the 2300 block of Packer Road, north of the Turnpike. Shortly after arriving on that scene the crew requested the incident be upgraded to a structure fire response. Several of the units were already out of the station due to the earlier structure fire call and were able to quickly go responding. Initial reports from employees was of a fire in the warehouse. By 2:26 a.m., firefighters reported the structure to be "all clear" and that all employees were accounted for. The fire was reported to be under control at 2:34 a.m.. There were no reports of any injuries and no reports of anything even being visible from outside of the building.

Lawrence Police responded on several disturbances this morning. One of which was reported to have involved up to 20 people fighting. None of the disturbances were 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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