Working Apartment Fire with possible entrapment
5851 Cedar Stone Ct
Dispatched at 2:43 AM
Call originally came in as a car on fire in carport
Multiple Calls to 911 reporting fire
Incident Marked working at 2:46 AM
First Unit on scene – EG8 at 2:51 AM

Two Story Structure Ordinary Construction
Heavy Fire and Smoke Showing
Aggressive Offensive Attack
Command orders Second Alarm at 2:59 AM
Fire under control at 3:28 AM
22 IFD Units Dispatched
3 City of Lawrence FD Units dispatched
2 Handlines – 2 Supply Lines

1 occupant was assisted out of building by IFD firefighters – all others out prior to arrival
1 City of Lawrence firefighter sustained slight injury – transported to Community North for checkout by IEMS M17

Utilities Secured by AES
Primary and secondary search proves all clear at 4:18 AM
Working Smoke Alarms
IEMS on Scene
IMPD on Scene
Incident Commander – Battalion Chief Trevor Hanshew

IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations – Cause is Under Investigation

4 units in the building – 1 unit unoccupied.
2 of the units affected by heavy fire.  2 of the units affected by smoke.
3 total Families affected (3 Adults – 12 Children displaced)
IFD Victims Assistance and Red Cross working with apartment management for shelter needs

Occupants of main fire apartment told firefighters they awoke to see their car on fire and evacuated. They have no idea what could have caused the fire. The family of 5 (1 adult, 4 children) has no insurance and today is the woman’s birthday.  She is a longtime employee of the Post Office.

Credit: Rita Reith , MPIO