** STRUCTURE POSSIBLY INVOLVED IN FRIDAY'S DOUGLAS COUNTY-KS STANDOFF BURNS **
*** The fire was reported shortly before midnight in a structure several miles south of Lawrence and east of U.S. 59 on 1375 Road. This is believed to be the house where NBC41's SkyTracker showed a S.W.A.T.-type operation on newscasts Friday evening.
A working fire- the last units did not leave this scene until around 5:30am Saturday morning. There was no report on the outcome of the SWAT operation or any injuries heard.
A complete report will appear on NBC 41's evening and nightside newscasts.
The charges were said to be "speeding" as the car raced east on Independence Avenue- crashing into the front window of Aaron Rents near Brighton.
The driver ran from the scene- a female and male inside the wrecked car did not have life-threatening injuries.
Heavy smoke and fire was reported from the rear of the building at 6:30am- and mutual-aid companies from Belton and West Peculiar FDs responded.
Reports are that a lawn care service with chemicals was now located in the old firehouse- but the fire was brought under control without incident as of 7am.
No injuries had been reported- and there was no other information available as of this report.