June 20, 2021
Lawrence, US 80 F
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Overnight fire damages garage, car at an East Lawrence home; no injuries

Updated at 1:53 p.m. Monday, June 7:

A detached garage caught fire overnight at an East Lawrence home, and the cause is still under investigation.

Firefighters arrived to the home at 1301 New York St. at 2:52 a.m. Monday and found the garage on fire with flames visible, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. The fire was under control at 3:04 a.m., and the fire was confined to the garage, according to the release.

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“The occupants in the associated residence are not displaced and will remain in their home following a great job by firefighters,” the release said. “Overnight fires are especially dangerous. Fortunately, firefighters quickly controlled the fire, the damage was limited, and no one was injured.”

The homeowner told the Times that the vehicle that was in the garage was still driveable, and he’ll be taking it to a mechanic for further evaluation.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation and an estimate of property loss had yet to be determined as of Monday afternoon, according to LDCFM.

The home was constructed by Studio 804, the University of Kansas architecture studio behind numerous other projects, most recently Monarch Village at the Lawrence Community Shelter.

Note: This story has been corrected from a previous version.

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