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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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December 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were kept busy this morning responding on reports of explosions and gunshots. The first report was at 3 a.m., with a caller in the 1100 block of Mississippi Street reporting what she believed to have been a single gunshot in the area of Memorial Stadium. LPD and KUPD both checked the area, and did not report locating anything suspicious in the area. The KUPD officer believed that the sound was a "metal lid being slammed" somewhere nearby.

At 3:02 Lawrence officers were called to an address in the 1100 block of West Hills Terrace for an intoxicated subject who had helped himself into an address. A male resident at the address "escorted" the intoxicated man outside. The man then tried a different door and Police were called. Police arrived and eventually sent the man on his way with a trespassing warning.

At 3:56 Police were called to check on a report of fireworks in the area of W. 19th Street and Stewart Avenue.

Police responded on multiple reports of an explosion heard in the area of 2300 W 26th Street at 4:06 a.m.. Fire Medical crews were dispatched to the area on a possible structure fire at the same time. Police determined that a "homemade explosive device was detonated" in the parking lot. There were no reports of any damage to vehicles or structures in the area.

Officers were called back to the area of the 2000 block of Stewart Avenue at 4:12 and another report of the same thing in the 800 block of Missouri Street at 4:19.

At 4:45 a.m., Police were called to investigate a trespassing complaint in the 1800 block of Haskell Avenue. One person was arrested and now faces a Criminal Trespass charge.

No injuries were reported in any of this morning's activity in Lawrence.

Authorities in Leavenworth County are investigating a head-on collision this morning on U.S. Highway 24-40, south of Tonganoxie. More on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News.

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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August 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Not too far outside of Douglas County, firefighters just outside of Tonganoxie responded on a report of a house fire just before 2 a.m.. A man and his daughter reportedly awoke to a barking dog, to find a fire in the basement of the home at 20356 Parallel Road. Both people were able to escape from the house and call for help from a neighbors home. Firefighters arrived to find flames visible through windows. Initial reports indicate that the fire was believed to have been sparked by an electrical issue in the home's basement. The State Fire Marshal's office is on scene investigating this morning.

Back in Lawrence, Police investigated a couple nuisance complaints, disturbances and conducted several vehicle stops.

Officers made three arrests this morning for trespassing. The first two occurred around 2:15 a.m. in the 2500 block of W 31st Street. The third arrest occurred around 6:45 a.m. after an unknown man walked into an apartment in the 1300 block of W 24th Street. The man reportedly helped himself to one of the bedrooms and laid in the bed. He was quickly arrested. It was not immediately clear if the door was left open, unlocked or why it was so easy for the man to simply walk in.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., Police and Fire/Medical responded on a report of a structure fire in the 5000 block of Clinton Parkway. The caller told emergency dispatchers that there was a smoke odor and the building's fire alarm was sounding. Firefighters arrived to report nothing showing from the exterior of the building. Upon further investigation the source of the odor was determined to be burning food. Medics evaluated one person on the scene, inside the apartment where the burning food was found. No one was reported to have been transported by medics from the scene.

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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July 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Most of this morning was fairly quiet in Lawrence. Officers responded on a fireworks complaint in the 900 block of Rhode Island Street at 2:15 a.m.. Police also received information on a drug complaint and responded on one disturbance reported to involve weapons. No arrests or serious injuries were reported.

Just outside of Douglas County, Tonganoxie firefighters battled a fully involved residential fire just after 5:30 a.m.. Police reported the rear of the home was fully involved with fire. Firefighters from Tonganoxie and several surrounding Township Fire Departments were able to report the fire to be under control as of about 6:15 a.m.. Both residents of the home escaped without injury. More on this fire can be found here from Operation 100 News or from our partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

Back in Douglas County, Lawrence Fire/Medical are currently (as of 8:10 a.m.) on scene at McCollum Laboratories, 2095 Constant Avenue, on what began as a fire alarm. One fire crew responded and reported light smoke inside the one-story building. A full alarm assignment was added to the call shortly before 8 a.m.. Crews inside the building believe the smoke to be coming from a HVAC related issue. There has not been any confirmation of a working fire at this time. A Haz-Mat crew is also standing by at the scene as a precaution. KUPD has blocked several streets in the area, which are blocked by LDCFM vehicles and apparatus. It did not sound like anyone was inside the building at the time of the initial fire alarm.

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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July 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Most of this morning was fairly quiet in Lawrence. Officers responded on a fireworks complaint in the 900 block of Rhode Island Street at 2:15 a.m.. Police also received information on a drug complaint and responded on one disturbance reported to involve weapons. No arrests or serious injuries were reported.

Just outside of Douglas County, Tonganoxie firefighters battled a fully involved residential fire just after 5:30 a.m.. Police reported the rear of the home was fully involved with fire. Firefighters from Tonganoxie and several surrounding Township Fire Departments were able to report the fire to be under control as of about 6:15 a.m.. Both residents of the home escaped without injury. More on this fire can be found here from Operation 100 News or from our partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

Back in Douglas County, Lawrence Fire/Medical are currently (as of 8:10 a.m.) on scene at McCollum Laboratories, 2095 Constant Avenue, on what began as a fire alarm. One fire crew responded and reported light smoke inside the one-story building. A full alarm assignment was added to the call shortly before 8 a.m.. Crews inside the building believe the smoke to be coming from a HVAC related issue. There has not been any confirmation of a working fire at this time. A Haz-Mat crew is also standing by at the scene as a precaution. KUPD has blocked several streets in the area, which are blocked by LDCFM vehicles and apparatus. It did not sound like anyone was inside the building at the time of the initial fire alarm.

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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