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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Two alarm residential structure fire, Lawrence

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to a structure fire at 1300 block of Tennessee Street, shortly after 6:10 Sunday morning. Upon arrival crews reported heavy fire involvement. Crews were able to make entry into the three story structure and search the first two floors to confirm that all occupants were out. Upon reaching the third floor, crews were confronted by heavy fire.

Just after 6:20 a.m. Fire Command requested a 2nd Alarm response to the scene to assist. Crews were ordered to evacuate the structure at 6:30 a.m. due to rapidly spreading fire in the attic area. All crews inside the structure safely evacuated and began fighting the fire defensively.

Scanner reports indicate that at least one neighboring structure has also been evacuated as a precaution.

Police and Fire crews say that all 10 occupants are accounted for at this time. One resident was treated on scene for minor smoke inhalation. No other injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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