Barker Avenue house fire brought under control

Lawrence Journal World – January 30, 2017

Photo by Elvyn Jones

Photo by Elvyn Jones

Lawrence firefighters extinguished a fire Sunday morning at a vacant residence at 1500 Barker Ave.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree said the department responded to the fire at 3:35 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters arrived to find flames visible from the rear of the single-story wood-frame residence on the southeast corner of the Barker Avenue/15th Street intersection. The fire at the vacant house was extinguished and declared under control at 4:12 a.m, she said.

There were no injuries to firefighters from the incident, Tolefree said. The department continues to investigate the cause of the fire. There is not yet an estimate of damages, she said.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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