Medics treated four people for symptoms believed to be cause by carbon monoxide exposure this morning.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called an apartment at 1724 Ohio Street, just after 2:30 Sunday morning. The residents told dispatchers that the apartment's carbon monoxide detector was sounding and four people were feeling light headed.
Firefighters reported readings of 72ppm (parts per million) in the apartment and requested the gas company to respond.
Medics treated four people outside of the residence for slight headaches and light-headedness. It did not appear that anyone was transported from the scene by ambulance.
Carbon monoxide levels of 5 parts per million or less are considered normal household levels according to the EPA. Levels near properly adjusted gas stoves are often 5 to 15 ppm and those near poorly adjusted stoves may be 30 ppm or higher. Source
There has been no confirmation regarding what may have caused the elevated levels.
Also new this morning: Officer injured early Sunday in Lawrence
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Firefighters from at least three area departments were called to respond on a report of a structure fire in Eudora.
The call was dispatched around 11:40 p.m. at 2218 Quail Court. The address is on the south side of Kansas Highway 10, just east of Eudora High School.
Law Enforcement arrived on the scene to report the east side of the structure was heavily involved in fire. Fire crews arrived to report heavy flames visible from the south and east sides of the two story home.
The residents of the home told emergency crews that everyone was out of the home safely.
As of 12:10 a.m., firefighters report the roof of the home is nearly fully engulfed. Crews remain inside the home battling the flames from the second story.
Just before 1 a.m., a Fire Safety Officer reported a partial roof collapse. Incident command made radio contact with each firefighter team on the inside of the structure. All crews were clear of the collapse area and continue to put water on the fire.
The fire was reported to be "under control" at 1:07 a.m.. Dispatchers report that crews were on scene for one hour 20 minutes before the fire was brought under control.
Neighbors on one side of the home were evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters from the City of Eudora, Eudora Township Fire and Wakarusa Township Fire are all on the scene.
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Shortly after 2 a.m., Eudora Police reported a vehicle westbound on K-10 in excess of 80 miles per hour. Officers were able to catch up with that vehicle near the East Lawrence Business Park , around milepost 6. The driver was arrested for OUI and two outstanding warrants for Failure to appear in Municipal Court.
Officers in Lawrence conducted more than 13 vehicle stops this morning between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.. One of those vehicle stops resulted in an OUI related arrest.
Shortly before 5 a.m., Firefighters from several area townships, just west of Lawrence, responded on a house fire at 1565 E 800 Road. The address is about a mile southwest of Highway 40 and the South Lawrence Trafficway. A responding Medic unit reported from that intersection they could see flames. Once units arrived on the scene they reported that the second floor and roof were fully involved with fire. The two occupants of the house, along with their dog, safely escaped from the house before firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported. More on this story can be found here from Operation 100 News or here from our reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.
None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.
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