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Fire Heavily Damages Duplex

Fire Heavily Damages Duplex

On February 23, 2023, at 10:47 pm, the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in a duplex at NW Maple and NW Main Street. The reporting party was a duplex resident who discovered a fire in the neighboring unit.  

When the fire department arrived, the fire was visible from the front, side, and roof of one side of the single-story duplex. The reporting occupant was outside.

Firefighters attacked the fire from the outside, then went inside to complete extinguishment and search the building. The fire was under control by 11:20 pm. A check of the neighboring unit found light smoke, but no fire spread past the fire barrier separating the duplex. The resident of the fire unit was found in a nearby parking lot and taken by ambulance to a Metro area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The fire caused heavy damage to one side of the duplex. The incident is considered suspicious and is under investigation by the Lee’s Summit Fire Department, Lee’s Summit Police Department, and the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office. 

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Procession for Captain Gene Martin

Procession for Captain Gene Martin

Procession for Captain Gene Martin
Captain Gene Martin's funeral service on June 20, 2024, will be followed by a procession to the cemetery between 12 PM and 1:30 PM. Below is a map link and directions to the cemetery that will pass by Lee's Summit Fire Station No.5 and Fire Headquarters. Anyone wishing to pay respects along the road is encouraged to do so along SE Douglas Street, but please do not park on the procession route. The procession route is as follows: From Holy Spirit Catholic...
Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin

Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin

Funeral Arrangements for Captain Gene Martin
It is with great sadness that the Lee’s Summit Fire Department and the Lee’s Summit Firefighter’s Association IAFF Local 2195 announce the death of Captain Gene Martin. Captain Martin died on June 14, 2024. Captain Martin served the Lee’s Summit Fire Department for 32 years and was a loving husband, father, and friend, and will receive active member honors. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, from 4 PM to 7 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic...
Passing of Captain Gene Martin

Passing of Captain Gene Martin

Passing of Captain Gene Martin
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Captain Gene Martin, an esteemed and dedicated member of our team for the past 30 years. Captain Martin's unwavering commitment and service have left an indelible mark on our organization and the community. Throughout his three decades of service, Captain Martin exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and dedication. His contributions have been invaluable, and his...
NOTICE

NOTICE

NOTICE

The business office at Fire Headquarters will be closed on June 19, 2024, from 2 PM to 5 PM and All Day on June 20, 2024, so that our personnel may attend Captain Gene Martin's visitation and funeral services. Our mutual aid partners will provide coverage in our city during that time to ensure no interruption in emergency services.

Fire Damages Manufacturing Business

Fire Damages Manufacturing Business

Fire Damages Manufacturing Business
On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 11:08 a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 11 SW Industrial Drive at Newco Manufacturing. The caller reported a fire in the paint room.  When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke was visible from a large single-story commercial building. The fire quickly spread from the paint booth to a nearby storage area, partially collapsing the roof. Firefighters fought the fire from a...
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