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Lee’s Summit to Test Downtown Outdoor Warning System Friday

On Friday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM., the City of Lee’s Summit will test the Outdoor Warning and Voice Message System in Downtown Lee’s Summit to evaluate recent upgrades, weather permitting.

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Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14

Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14

Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14

“Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.”

The Lee's Summit Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year's Fire Prevention Week (FPW) campaign, "Cooking safety starts with you. Pay attention to fire prevention.” The campaign educates everyone about simple but important actions they can take when cooking to keep themselves and those around them safe.   According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of...
Ember from Burning Brush Pile Ignites House

Ember from Burning Brush Pile Ignites House

Ember from Burning Brush Pile Ignites House
On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 5:03 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1500 Block of SW Highway Lane. A passerby reported smoke and fire from the house's roof with no one around. When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from the roof of a one-story, single-family vacant residence under renovation. A worker was in the backyard attempting to extinguish a brush pile fire near the house.  The...
Friday Evening Fire Damages Home

Friday Evening Fire Damages Home

On Friday, September 1, at 9:23 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1000 Block of SW Whistle Drive. The occupant returned home Friday evening to find smoke coming from the house and called 911. When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke was coming from the garage, and fire was visible inside the two-story, single-family residence. The occupants were safe outside. Firefighters entered the building and knocked down...
Trailer Fire at Dock of Food Warehouse

Trailer Fire at Dock of Food Warehouse

On Thursday, August 3, at 11:47 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Performance Food Group (PFG), 290 SE Thompson Drive. Employees coming to work discovered a fire involving a refrigerated semi-trailer parked against the dock door. When crews arrived, the fire had engulfed the box trailer at the dock door of a large food distribution warehouse. A second alarm was requested for additional personnel and equipment. The fire...
Lightning Strike Probable Cause of Structure Fire

Lightning Strike Probable Cause of Structure Fire

Lightning Strike Probable Cause of Structure Fire
On Sunday, July 30, 2023, at 10:00 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 2500 Block of NW Clifford Road. The caller reported a fire from the roof of a detached shop. When crews arrived, the roof of the one-and-a-half-story detached shop with an upstairs apartment was engulfed in flames and was beginning to collapse. The owner confirmed that the shop was unoccupied, and no one lived in the apartment. Crews extinguished the...
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