No one was injured, but an apartment building was damaged by a fire early Monday in Lawrence.
When Chris Sanders and Amanda Unruh bought their Lawrence home, they knew the historic property would need myriad renovations and repairs. They never imagined the long odyssey that would unfold in their quest to protect their family and home.
Two dogs died in a fire Saturday afternoon at an encampment near Burcham Park in Lawrence, 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.
Tom Fagan, who served as interim chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical starting in December 2021, has been selected as chief of the Marion, Iowa Fire Department, the city announced Friday.
The city has announced that Richard Llewellyn, an outside hire from the Everett Fire Department in Washington, will be the new chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical.
Starting chest compressions before first responders arrive increases the chance that a person will survive a cardiac arrest by three times. But in Douglas County, bystanders start hands-only CPR just about half as often as the national average.
One person was displaced from their home and another suffered smoke inhalation this morning when a fire broke out in a south Lawrence apartment.
Pinckney Elementary School has lost a piece of its community. A fire last week destroyed its Little Free Library, located outdoors at the school’s northeast entrance.
Over the last 15 years, Lawrence’s firefighter-paramedics have seen a 62% increase in call volume but no increase to the number of fire stations.
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