A woman who allegedly started multiple fires in North Lawrence Wednesday night had been turned away from the city-run camp behind Johnny’s Tavern, according to city staff.
Multiple businesses and dumpsters were damaged after fires were set in North Lawrence Wednesday night, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, including one business whose owners fear they won’t be able to reopen.
A family was displaced and their two cats did not survive following an early morning house fire in Lawrence, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help regarding several recent grass fires that “are considered suspicious in nature at this time.”
A haze of smoke collected in Lawrence skies Thursday afternoon due to a controlled burn more than 30 miles away at Forbes Field in Topeka, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical.
Some Lawrence residents are devastated after losing their pet dog in a fire in an eastern Lawrence mobile home park, according to a neighbor.
No injuries were reported after fire damaged a rural Douglas County church this afternoon. Firefighters from Consolidated Fire District No. 1 arrived within minutes and were able to contain the fire to the church’s bell tower.
A section of Interstate 70 was closed about 2 to 3 miles east of Lawrence Friday afternoon after a semitruck caught fire.
An employee of a Lawrence dentist’s office was evaluated for smoke inhalation and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation following a fire Tuesday.
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