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One person transported by ambulance from fully engulfed Jefferson County house fire

Volunteer firefighters from at least four Jefferson County departments are on scene of a structure fire in Sarcoxie Township.

The address of the fire scene is 19883 31st Street. The scene is approximately five miles west of Tonganoxie and approximately six miles north of Lawrence Municipal Airport.

First reports of the fire were received just before 12:50 Thursday morning. Fire crews began to arrive on the scene about 15 minutes later. At least four separate dispatches have been sent calling for additional manpower. Winchester Fire was dispatched to assist on the call at 1:51 a.m.. Tonganoxie Township Fire, of Leavenworth County, was added to the call just after 2 a.m..

The caller is said to be a neighbor, who also reported what they believed to be ammunition discharging inside the involved structure and that there is a "large" propane tank 10-15 feet away from the structure.

Aerial image of the Jefferson County house fire scene from Google Earth.

Aerial image of the Jefferson County house fire scene from Google Earth. by Mike Frizzell

Crews are currently battling the fire defensively and have not entered the structure. At 1:33 a.m., firefighters reported that half of the house had collapsed and there is a power line down in the yard.

A Jefferson County EMS unit has transported at least one person from the scene. That person is said to be a resident of the home. The extent of that person's injuries remains unclear at this time. A second EMS unit remains on standby near the scene.

McLouth Fire, Winchester Fire and Rural Township Fire are on scene assisting Sarcoxie Township Fire.

The fire was said to be "largely collapsed and under control" at 1:54 a.m..

The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.

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October 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 3:27, Lawrence Police were called to a sorority in the 1100 block of Indiana Street after one of the residents reported a man inside the building. Dispatchers reported that all of the residents had moved into the house mom's room and had locked the door. Officers arrived and reported locating an unsecured door on one side of the building. Police cleared all three floors of the building, while other Officers checked the surrounding area for anyone on foot. The search of the building did not locate anyone who was not supposed to be there. Officers checking the area reported checking on two pedestrians, neither was believed to have been related to the burglary. The suspect was only described as a white male. An officer at the scene was assigned to "process" the door that was found unsecured. No other details are currently available.

At 5:47, Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were dispatched to 312 Bowstring Drive on a report of a fire alarm with visible smoke. Police arrived to report flames visible from one side of the second level. Firefighters located fire on the second floor of the two story home. The fire was quickly knocked down and while conducting searches of the residence, crews reported locating and rescuing two cats. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no injuries were reported. More information on this fire can be found here from Operation 100 News or here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

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

At 1:50, Police were called to investigate a disturbance in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane. At least two callers reported hearing a man and woman arguing. Eventually, Officers arrested the male involved. He has been booked into the Douglas County Jail where he faces charges of Domestic Battery and Criminal Restraint. No injuries were reported.

At 1:55, Lawrence Police were called to break up a disturbance near the intersection of 12th and Indiana Streets. One caller reported that there were approximately 20 subjects fighting. Those subjects were said to be coming from inside a nearby business and had also surrounded a vehicle. Officers reported the situation to be stable within three minutes of arriving on the scene. No arrests or injuries were reported.

Lawrence Police also recorded two OUI related arrests. The first was reported at 2:35 in the 300 block of West 14th Street. The subject arrested on that vehicle stop faces charges of OUI, Transporting an Open Container, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The second arrest was reported at 2:40 in the 2200 block of Bob Billings Parkway. Charges include OUI and Fictitious Tag.

Shortly after 3:30, Lawrence Fire crews were in the area of 23rd Street and Ousdahl Road checking sanitary sewer manholes for the odor of gasoline. Firefighters remained in the area until around 5:30. Crews checked numerous manholes throughout the area and also checked levels inside Schwegler School, 2201 Ousdahl. Those crews reported readings at a few locations, nothing was found inside the school building. No other information was immediately available. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that crews were also called to this area around 11 a.m. Thursday morning after a plumber working in the area reported a gasoline odor while working on a home in the area.

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.

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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