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Fully engulfed house fire in rural Douglas County

Operation 100 News report

At 4:06 a.m. Palmyra Township fire was dispatched to respond on house fire at 358 E. 2073 Road. The address is about three miles northeast of Baldwin City.

Initial reports indicate that the resident returned home to find his residence on fire and called 911.

A Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter advised dispatchers that the structure was fully engulfed, just one minute after firefighters were dispatched. The highway patrol's helicopter had been in Johnson County assisting in the search for a man who ran from a stolen vehicle on Interstate 35 near the Gardner-Edgerton area.

The helicopter pilot told dispatchers that his earlier area search was about nine miles to the east and they could see the 'glow' starting around 4 a.m.. When the helicopter was available from their search, they went to investigate the glow and learned that the fire had already been reported to Douglas County authorities.

Fully engulfed house fire about three miles northeast of Baldwin City in rural Douglas County.

Fully engulfed house fire about three miles northeast of Baldwin City in rural Douglas County. by Mike Frizzell

Fire crews arrived within five minutes to confirm that the home was fully engulfed and crews would be using a defensive attack to keep it from spreading.

Palmyra Township fire requested a county-wide tender (water tanker) response and assistance from several township fire departments, Baldwin City fire and Wellsville Fire from Franklin County.

No injuries have been reported.

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Heavy fire from Lawrence structure, two injuries reported

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3:30 a.m. Update: Medics have treated three people at the scene. The first was a resident of the address with unknown injuries, unconfirmed report of smoke inhalation. That resident was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by another resident after refusing transport by ambulance. Two firefighters were also treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. Both are said to have returned to work after cooling off and re-hydrating.

Firefighters have also started using an aerial water stream to extinguish fire through holes cut in the roof. Parts of the structure are said to be heavily damaged and unstable.

2:17 a.m. Update: An additional fire apparatus and another medic unit have been added to the call. One firefighter is being checked out by Medics at the scene for an unknown injury.

1:59 a.m. Update: Medics reported making contact with a resident nearby who was requesting evaluation. That person refused to be transported by ambulance from the scene and is said to be transported to LMH by another resident.

Firefighters report the bulk of the fire has been knocked down, heavy smoke remains throughout the structure. A primary search for occupants inside the structure has been completed with no one found. Crews are working to complete a secondary search at this time.

1:52 a.m. Report: Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to 1321 Tennessee Street around 1:30 Wednesday morning on reports of a mattress burning on the front porch.

Police arrived within two minutes and reported the front porch to be "fully engulfed".

Firefighters arrived about a minute after Police and confirmed "heavy fire showing from the two story, multi-family structure." Those crews found the fire had also spread to both interior levels.

As of 1:45 a.m., crews had knocked down a large portion of the exterior fire and have started to attack the fire inside the structure.

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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..

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Scene photos: Douglas County home heavily damaged by fire

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.

Firefighters continue to put water on hot spots after the fire is brought under control in Eudora.

Photo submitted to Operation 100 News by Ashley Walker of Lawrence.

Firefighters continue to put water on hot spots after the fire is brought under control in Eudora. Photo submitted to Operation 100 News by Ashley Walker of Lawrence. by Mike Frizzell

Emergency vehicles from the City of Eudora, Eudora Township and Wakarusa Township Departments line the street as crews work to extinguish the fire.

Photo submitted to Operation 100 News by Ashley Walker of Lawrence.

Emergency vehicles from the City of Eudora, Eudora Township and Wakarusa Township Departments line the street as crews work to extinguish the fire. Photo submitted to Operation 100 News by Ashley Walker of Lawrence. by Mike Frizzell

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.

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.

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