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Baldwin City business destroyed by fire uncertain about its future; firm once was located in Lawrence

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:06:04 -0600

A fire Monday destroyed a Baldwin City business that had relocated from Lawrence early last year, and left its owner with more questions than answers about its future.

Fire destroys north Baldwin City business

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:38:28 -0600

Baldwin City Fire Chief Terry Baker said a Monday afternoon fire destroyed a more than 100-year-old building that was home to a north Baldwin City business.

Fire destroys home of rural Eudora family, kills 7 puppies

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:30:47 -0600

A fire that officials say started in the chimney of a wood-burning stove has destroyed the home of a rural Eudora family and killed seven puppies.

House fire reported southeast of Eudora

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:35:56 -0600

Multiple Douglas County rural fire departments have responded to a reported house fire in the 2300 block of North 1200 Road.

Sunday morning fire displaces Lawrence family

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:23:42 -0600

A fire Sunday morning has displaced a family from a Lawrence duplex.

One resident injured in downtown apartment fire; damage estimated at $60K

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:16:31 -0600

A morning fire at a downtown apartment building sent one resident to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and caused the temporary evacuation of the building.

Officials say investigation of hotel destroyed by fire is too expensive to pursue

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:08:09 -0600

Investigators ruled the cause of last week’s destructive hotel fire ‘undetermined’ without physically inspecting the interior of the burnt-out building. And at this point, plans for an on-the-ground inspection that might answer how the fire started have been abandoned.

Investigators unable to determine cause of massive fire at Lawrence hotel

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:05:22 -0600

Investigators were unable to determine the cause of Monday's fire that destroyed the Americas Best Value Inn, the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department said Friday.

On-the-ground investigation into cause of Lawrence hotel fire delayed

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:31:59 -0600

Fire investigators have not yet been able to safely enter the scene to begin their on-the-ground investigation of the blaze that destroyed the Americas Best Value Inn.

Investigation underway into cause of massive hotel fire in Lawrence

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:19:16 -0600

The day after a massive fire gutted a Lawrence hotel, investigators were in the process of determining what started it.

Lawrence motel partially collapses during firefighters' hourslong battle with flames, smoke

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:05:06 -0600

Fire destroyed a Lawrence motel Monday, with bitter cold weather creating harsh conditions for firefighters battling the blaze all afternoon and plans to continue through the night.

Kitchen fire leads to damage in 2 Poehler Lofts apartments

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:29:16 -0600

Most residents of Poehler Lofts, 619 E. Eighth St., were able to return to their apartments after a kitchen fire Sunday afternoon.

Residents, several pets escape fast-moving house fire overnight in central Lawrence

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 03:18:54 -0600

Thanks to working smoke alarms, residents escaped an “extremely fast-moving” fire that heavily damaged their house early Wednesday morning, Lawrence Douglas-County Fire Medical Chief Mark Bradford said.

Discarded fireplace ashes caused destructive Thanksgiving Day house fire in south Lawrence, fire chief says

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:27:53 -0600

Improperly discarded fireplace ashes sparked the blaze that effectively totaled a south Lawrence house on Thanksgiving Day, Fire Chief Mark Bradford said Friday.

Man charged with arson after southwest Lawrence house fire

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:20:46 -0500

A man has been charged with arson in connection with a house fire in southwest Lawrence on Friday.

Fire officials: Smoking materials caused Thursday house fire on Cimarron Drive

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:13:05 -0500

Improperly discarded smoking material caused a two-alarm house fire Thursday evening in Lawrence, authorities say.

Charity mobilizes to help firefighter’s widow undergoing cancer treatments

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Irma Blair had only lived in Lawrence four years when her new husband, Lawrence firefighter Mark Blair, died at age 34 fighting a house fire in 1986. Irma became widowed, with one infant son and pregnant with their second. More than 30 years later, Lawrence firefighters have not forgotten Irma Blair.

Investigators: Improperly discarded smoking materials caused fire at Crosswinds Apartments

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:53:21 -0500

Improperly discarded smoking materials caused the fire Tuesday afternoon in a Crosswinds Apartments four-plex, investigators with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical have determined.

Fire does heavy damage to eastern Lawrence four-plex

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:40:38 -0500

Six families were forced from their residences but were uninjured from a two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon that caused heavy damage to a four-plex in the Crosswinds Apartments complex in east Lawrence.

Investigators: House fire that killed 95-year-old Lawrence resident was accidental

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:11:07 -0500

A house fire that killed a woman Tuesday on Wellington Drive began accidentally in the kitchen, fire officials said Wednesday.