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Fire reported at Lawrence Energy Center

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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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Two injured in high speed crash through a Mass Street storefront

Updated: 11:48 p.m.

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Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews responded on a serious car accident in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street early Saturday morning.

Crews were called about 3:10 a.m. on reports of a vehicle crashed through a storefront near 1029 Massachusetts Street, Pyramid Pizza.

Police arrived quickly and immediately reported injuries at 1025 Massachusetts Street, Strong's Antiques. Fire units arrived to confirm that one person was pinned in the vehicle and would need to be extricated. A second person was ejected from the vehicle.

Both people have serious injuries, including long bone (arms/legs) fractures.

A LifeStar helicopter picked up the driver of the vehicle at the Liberty Memorial Central Middle School landing zone. This person was only described as a 37-year-old male. He was reportedly thrown from the vehicle in the crash and suffered a possible head injury.

The second injured person, said to be a 22-year-old female, was transported by ground after being extricated from the vehicle. Medics reported that she was "extremely combative."

Both injured people were transported to the University of Kansas hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police believe the accident was a "high speed crash." There were no reports of anyone inside the lower level of the building when the crash occurred.

Gary Strong, owner of Strong's Antiques, tells my news partners at the Lawrence Journal-World that the vehicle was traveling north on Massachusetts Street at high speeds when it struck a concrete planter in front of his store.

Strong says the crash damaged his storefront along with glassware and antiques inside. The car's motor flew through the building in the crash and landed on a Steinway piano inside.

The residents of 1025.5 Massachusetts Street reported a smoke odor inside their apartment following the accident. Firefighters responded to that upstairs apartment and were able to determine that there was no fire. The residents were kept out of the building as a precaution, until the structural integrity of the building could be confirmed.

Police report damaged windows and railings at neighboring businesses and significant damage to a concrete planter.

Due to the large response from Lawrence Fire Medical crews, some off-duty personnel were called in to staff reserve units and handle other calls throughout the city. Lawrence Police held over their late swing shift officers to help with the accident and handling other calls for service. Those officers were allowed to go off-duty around 4:30 a.m..

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Fire crews make quick work of late night apartment fire

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to 922 Kentucky Street shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a fire inside an apartment.

Police arrived on the scene just about 90 seconds after the call was dispatched and they were quickly able to learn that the building had been evacuated.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of the two story building and upon entering they located a fire inside apartment number three. Crews had the fire knocked down in about five minutes.

After checking for extension to the basement, second floor and attic, crews reported the fire to be under control just before 11:30 p.m..

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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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.

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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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Firefighters prevent garage fire from spreading to home

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Firefighters from several county townships responded on a reported structure fire about a mile west of Lawrence early Friday.

The call was dispatched at 12:17 a.m. following a report of a garage fire at 1652 E 800 Road in Kanwaka Township.

A deputy arrived on the scene, about three minutes after being dispatched, to report visible flames from the garage. The deputy found that all of the residents at the address had evacuated and were standing in the front yard. Residents told the deputy that there is a vehicle, ammunition, gunpowder and fireworks inside the garage.

Google Earth image of the structure fire scene

Google Earth image of the structure fire scene by Mike Frizzell

Fire crews began to arrive, about seven minutes after being dispatched, and confirmed there was a working garage fire. Crews reported that the garage is only a few feet from the side of the home and worked to keep the fire from spreading.

A county-wide tender (water tanker) alert was issued to assist with supplying water to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 30 minutes. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is 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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Fully engulfed house fire in rural Douglas County

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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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