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Jackson County Severe Weather Symposium March 16

Jackson County Severe Weather Symposium March 16

This year’s severe weather season is expected to be an active one. To learn more about severe weather awareness, attend the Jackson County Emergency Preparedness/National Weather Service Severe Weather Symposium on Saturday, March 16, at Crown Pointe Church, 5959 NE Lakewood Way. The doors open at 8:30, browse displays and register until the presentation begins at 9:30 a.m. This is a great to opportunity to learn how to identify and describe severe local storms to the NWS. Residential storm spotters are a part of the ranks of citizens who form the first line of defense against severe weather. There will be several interesting and well known speakers to talk about what you can do to be better informed and prepared.

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Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire

Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire

Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 3:30 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1200 Block of NE Country Lane. The occupant was awakened by the smoke alarms. The closed bedroom door kept out the heat and smoke that blocked his escape down the hallway. The occupant was able to get out of the house from a bedroom window and go to a neighbor’s house and have them call 911. When the...
Apartment Building Fire

Apartment Building Fire

Apartment Building Fire
             LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:29 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of SW Mission Rd. Multiple callers reported smoke and fire coming from the apartment building.   When the fire department arrived, the front of the two-story, four-unit apartment building was well involved in fire. The stairs on the front of the...
Fire Damages Townhome

Fire Damages Townhome

On Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at 1:13 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of NE Newport Drive. A neighbor reported smoke and fire coming from the townhome.   When the fire department arrived, smoke and fire were coming from the back of the two-story, four-unit townhome. All occupants were out of the building. Fire crews made their initial attack on the fire from inside the building. The fire had...
Use Fireworks Safely to Prevent Fires and Injuries

Use Fireworks Safely to Prevent Fires and Injuries

Use Fireworks Safely to Prevent Fires and Injuries
Due to the COVID-19 virus, many professional Fourth of July fireworks displays have been cancelled and as an alternative, people have purchased their own fireworks to celebrate the holiday, but If you’re not careful, your backyard celebration can end up with a trip to the hospital for a fireworks-related injury.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 10,000 reported fireworks-related injuries and 12 deaths...
Fire Spreads to House from Faulty Fireplace

Fire Spreads to House from Faulty Fireplace

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 9:04 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 300 Block of SW Seagull Street. The occupants were using the fireplace when the smoke alarms activated and they noticed smoke coming from the wood chimney enclosure around the fireplace flue. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was visible from the back of the one and a half-story, single-family...
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