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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Duplex Fire Quickly Extinguished

Around 8:30 a.m. the Baldwin City volunteer fire department responded to a fire at 509 High Street, just one block east of the fire station. Upon arrival firefighters found flames erupting from the bottom northwest corner of the duplex, which they quickly extinguished. Damage was estimated at less the $1,000. Damage was confined to structure siding and the western duplexes basement and crawlspace. Red Whitesell, the resident of the apartment was able to return to his home. The residents of the eastern half of the structure were unaffected.
Palmyra, Willow Spring township fire departments and the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical also had units that responded to the fire as well. Corporal Kim Springer said in a Facebook posting that there was no injuries. The cause is still unknown at this time.

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