Lawrence house fire that displaced 5 caused $150K in damages

photo by: Jackson Barton

A home in the 4100 block of Teal Drive, damaged by an overnight fire on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, is pictured later that afternoon.

A house fire that displaced five residents of a southwestern Lawrence home has been determined to be accidental, but it caused $150,000 in damages.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responders arrived at the house, 4121 Teal Drive, at 1:32 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Journal-World reported. They found heavy fire involvement on the front side of the home that extended into the garage and brought the fire under control at 2:02 a.m.

LDCFM Division Chief Tom Fagan told the Journal-World via email Friday that the department’s investigation found the cause to be improper disposal of construction materials.

The fire caused an estimated $100,000 of structural damage and $50,000 loss in contents, Fagan said.

Two LDCFM members were evaluated at the scene, the Journal-World reported. No occupants of the home were injured.

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