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Fire reported at Lawrence Energy Center

Operation 100 News report.

Updated: 6:50 a.m..

Firefighters from several Douglas County township fire departments are on the scene of a reported building fire at the Westar power plant.

Crews were called to the plant shortly before 4 a.m. on reports of black smoke coming from a heavy equipment building on the property located at 1250 N. 1800 Road.

Arriving crews reported heavy black smoke coming from around the doors of the 60x60ft building.

It took crews about 40 minutes to begin attacking the fire. There were apparent issues with a establishing a solid water supply and the gauges on one fire truck were said to be frozen.

Around 5 a.m. crews were ordered to evacuate the building and begin a defensive attack from the exterior as fire had began burning through the roof.

Crews reported the fire to be under control at 6:48 a.m..

The Kansas state fire marshal has been called in to investigate what caused the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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Jefferson County structure fire brought under control

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Firefighters from Meriden and at least two nearby townships battled a structure fire just off of Kansas Highway 4 on the outskirts of town early Saturday.

The call was dispatched around 12:10 a.m. after a caller reported fire from a building in the 7100 block of K-4.

Fire crews arrived to report flames through the roof of the large machine shop building. The address given by firefighters is 7127 K-4, which shows to be Quality Custom Cabinets.

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Google Earth image of the area.

Google Earth image of the area. by Mike Frizzell

There were several water tankers on the scene supplying water to fight the fire. Crews were unable to enter the building to attack the fire, instead they used at least one aerial ladder to spray water through the building's roof.

Incident command declared the fire to be under control around 3:30 a.m..

Meriden is about 10 miles northeast of Topeka or 17 miles northwest of Lawrence.

Check back with this blog post for updates as they become available.

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Woman suffers smoke inhalation during two-alarm fire

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to an apartment building fire in the 200 block of Pinecone Drive early Saturday.

The fire was reported just before 2:20 a.m. at 269 Pinecone Drive. A resident reported black smoke coming from the second story of the building, but did not know what was on fire. The residents of the address reported that everyone had made it out safely. Two dogs were said to still be inside.

Lawrence Police arrived on the scene and quickly confirmed that there was black smoke coming from the building.

A responding Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical division chief upgraded the incident to a second alarm response for additional manpower.

Two alarm structure fire in Lawrence.

Two alarm structure fire in Lawrence. by Mike Frizzell

Firefighters arrived to find black smoke pushing from the second floor windows of the two story apartment building and began to make their attack.

Crews had the fire knocked down in just under 10 minutes and reported the fire to be under control about five minutes later.

Medics transported a 44-year-old female resident suffering from smoke inhalation, to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment. No other injuries have been reported.

Firefighters located and removed one dog from the building and requested a representative from the Lawrence Humane Society be contacted.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Photos | Two-alarm fire damages Lawrence Burger King

Last Updated - 8:19 a.m.

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Around 1:15 a.m. Monday, Lawrence fire crews were called to the Burger King at 1107 W. 6th Street on reports of smoke from the roof of the building. This address is on the southeast corner of 6th and Missouri streets.

Firefighters arrived and quickly found visible fire on the roof and then in the attic area of the building. Employees told arriving crews that everyone had made it out of the building.

Incident command ordered a second alarm response at 1:20 a.m.

Google Earth view of the area.

Google Earth view of the area. by Mike Frizzell

At 1:40 a.m., crews reported that they had knocked down the bulk of the fire. Crews are making their way back inside the building to extinguish hot spots after initially fighting the fire from the exterior only.

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm by Mike Frizzell

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm

The Lawrence Burger King at 6th and Missoui streets caught fire early this morning. Photo credit: John Hamm by Mike Frizzell

The fire was reported to be under control shortly after 2 a.m.

No injuries were reported. A damage estimate was not immediately available and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

A section of 6th Street was closed as firefighters were on scene and it has since reopened.

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December 10th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 1:24 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire crews were called to 1407 W. 7th Street, Hawks Pointe Apartment Homes. One caller reported "sees smoke and flames from a camera." That person told dispatchers that they were not able to exit the south bedroom. Police arrived and quickly confirmed that the caller had escaped the building through a window. Officers also confirmed there was a working fire in the first floor apartment. Arriving fire crews arrived to report nothing showing from the exterior of the three story building. Further investigation led firefighters to the fire. A second alarm was ordered to respond to the scene at 1:32 a.m.. The incident was reported to be "all clear and under control" at 1:46 a.m.. Medics checked on one person at the scene. There were no reports of serious injuries and medics did not report transporting anyone away from the scene.

Police were called to an address in the 3400 block of Aldrich Street on a report of an attempted burglary. The resident told dispatchers that a subject was attempting to open windows and a door on the town home. Apparently turning on an outdoor light was enough to spook the would be burglar off. Police reported the suspect was only described as a "subject dressed in all black." No reports of damage or anything missing.

At 7 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the intersection of E. 23rd Street and Harper Street on a report of an injury accident. Police arrived about a minute after being dispatched and minor injuries. Fire Medical crews reported two vehicles involved and three people with minor injuries. Medics did not report transporting anyone from that scene.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

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December 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

First responders were kept very busy this morning in Lawrence.

At 1:51 Police were called to the 1200 block of Indiana Street following reports of a large disturbance. At least two callers reported as many as 10 subjects fighting in the area. Lawrence and KU Police arrived in the area and broke up several people who were fighting. No injuries or arrests were reported. There were at least 10 units assigned to this call.

At 1:56 Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 916 Indian Street for a report of a possible structure fire. A caller reported a heater was on fire next to the building. Fire crews arrived and reported a small fire near the side of the building. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were sent to an address in the 1200 block of Ohio Street at 2:07 a.m.. The incident was dispatched as a "Medical Emergency" however, after units arrived on scene a LifeStar helicopter was requested to respond to Memorial Stadium to transport a trauma patient. At 2:58 a.m., LifeStar went in route from Memorial Stadium to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Radio traffic indicated that the injured person is a college aged male with critical injuries. He was reportedly intoxicated and said to have fallen from a third floor balcony. No other information was immediately available regarding the circumstances surrounding this incident. Operation 100 News notified the Lawrence Journal-World of this incident. Stay tuned for updated details, if there is anything further to be reported.

Fire Medical crews were dispatched on a possible structure fire at 1809 W. 25th Street at 2:26 a.m.. A caller reported something on fire in the stairwell of the building. Police responded to the area of the call and quickly established a perimeter in the area. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before any significant damage was done. No injuries were reported. Radio traffic indicated that Police believed the fire to be related to the other suspicious fires in the same area. Investigators from both the Fire Medical Department and Police Department remained on that scene until approximately 4 a.m.. More on this latest fire and the previous fires can be found here from Operation 100 News' reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

At 3:44 a.m., Police were dispatched on a report of a possible prowler in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road. Thinking this might possibly be related to the suspicious fires, Police quickly responded to the area. It did not sound as though Police were able to locate anyone suspicious in that area.

Police were called to an address in the 1800 block of Almira Avenue for a reported domestic disturbance just after 4:30. Officers eventually arrested two people, a man and a woman, involved in the incident. Both now face a charges of Criminal Damage to Property. The female also faces a charge of Domestic Battery. No injuries were reported.

At 7:20, a Kansas Turnpike Authority Trooper requested a Medic unit respond on an injury accident in the roundabout at the west gate entrance to the turnpike. This is the toll booth on McDonald Drive. Medics reported one vehicle involved with minor damage and treated one person for some minor injuries. No one was transported by Medics from the scene.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

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December 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on four trespassing complaints this morning. Officers also handled three disturbances. None of the activity was said to involve weapons however, one of the disturbances involved several subject "throwing produce" at each other inside a Hy-Vee store. No arrests were reported following any of this activity.

At 4:46 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the 2300 block of W. 26th Street after a caller reported seeing a "flickering" in the hallway of her apartment building. Police arrived quickly and reported there was nothing visible from the exterior of the building. After making contact with the caller, Police determined that the "flickering" was nothing more than a light fixture in the hallway. Fire crews confirmed there was not a fire in the building.

Around 6 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 1345 Vermont Street on reports of a structure fire. The caller reported smoke coming from a vacant apartment on the second floor of the building. Police arrived and reported seeing flames visible on the north side of the building. Officers attempted to make access to the apartment where the smoke was coming from but, were prevented from doing so due to the smoke conditions. Those officers were able to evacuate everyone from neighboring apartments. Firefighters arrived to report heavy smoke from a second floor window. A second alarm response was ordered for extra manpower at the scene. Crews reported the fire to be knocked down within about 10 minutes. The incident was declared to be under control at 6:20. No injuries were reported.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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