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Sunday, December 25, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Apartment Building Fire in Lawrence KS

A 2nd-alarm fire struck a Lawrence apartment building early Christmas morning.

The initial alarm sounded at 2:10 a.m. for a reported fire in an apartment at the Applecroft Apartments in the 1700 block of West 19th Street.

When the first fire truck arrived at 2:14 a.m.- they reported "nothing showing-" but just a minute later report "a working fire" in the 3-story structure with "heavy smoke" inside the building reported at 2:17 a.m..

The incident commander requested a "2nd-alarm" at 2:20 a.m.- committing most of Lawrence's on-duty fire companies to this fire.

According to radio traffic from the scene- the fire sounded to be in a 1st-floor apartment.

No injuries have been reported- and so far no victims have been found in any of the apartments that fire crews have made "forced entry" into.

At 2:42 a.m.- the fire has been declared "under control" and there is yet no word on how many residents of the building have been displaced by this fire.

A KSHB-41 Action News photographer is on the way to the scene.

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