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Set Your Clocks Forward and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Set Your Clocks Forward and Check Your Smoke Alarms

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m. Set your clocks forward, and take the time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Smoke alarms have a lifespan of 10 years. So check the date on your alarms, and replace them if they are getting close or are over ten years old. Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they work!

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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...
Lightning Strike Damages Home

Lightning Strike Damages Home

On Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 11:48 a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 400 Block of SW Wintergarden Drive. A neighbor reported lightning hitting the house and starting the roof on fire. They also notified the occupant of the house. When the fire department arrived, the fire was visible from the roof of the single-story, single-family residence. The occupant was safe outside. She reported hearing a loud boom and a light...
Discarded Fireworks Debris Starts Garage Fire

Discarded Fireworks Debris Starts Garage Fire

On Monday, July 3, at 10:57 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 300 Block of NW Thoreau Circle. The call initially came in as an automatic fire alarm, and when dispatch called the house, the occupants said there was a fire in the garage. When crews arrived, there was a fire in the garage of a two-story single-family residence. All of the occupants were outside. The owner had opened the garage to remove the cars...
Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit
Fireworks tents are opening in the area, and people are planning Independence Day celebrations. If your plans include fireworks, remember to use them responsibly and follow local regulations and safety guidelines. As drought conditions worsen in Missouri, put fireworks safety first as we prepare for Independence Day celebrations. Sparks from fireworks can easily ignite grass and natural cover fires and pose a risk to structures. We urge everyone to consider local...
Small Chemical Spill Closes Summit Waves

Small Chemical Spill Closes Summit Waves

Small Chemical Spill Closes Summit Waves
On Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 8:57 a.m., Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to Summit Waves, 120 SW Blue Parkway, for a reported chemical spill. Pool staff reported a leak and chemical smell from the wave pool building.  Crews arrived and evacuated the immediate area. Lee's Summit Fire Department, hazardous materials personnel assessed the area and found that approximately ten to fifteen gallons of muriatic acid from the pool's sanitizing...
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