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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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Sunday Morning Fire Damages Townhome

Sunday Morning Fire Damages Townhome

Sunday Morning Fire Damages Townhome
On Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 10:26 a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1900 Block of NE Knollbrook Street. A passerby reported the building was on fire around the air conditioner. When the fire department arrived, smoke and fire was coming from the side of a two-story, four-unit townhome. Several occupants had evacuated the building. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire on the exterior of the...
Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home

Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home

Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home
On Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 11:36 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 Block of SW Sara Circle. The occupant reported a fire in the garage, and they were evacuating the house. When the fire department arrived, the garage of a one-story, single-family residence was on fire and rapidly spreading into the attic of the house and a car in the driveway. The occupants of the house were safe outside. Firefighters knocked...
Video Tour of Fire Station 3

Video Tour of Fire Station 3

Video Tour of Fire Station 3
Crews moved into the new Lee's Summit Fire Station No. 3 at 2023 NW Shamrock Ave. in August 2020. Unfortunately, due to COVID, there wasn't the usual open house we would have for such a project. Since then, crews have settled in, and we have a video to give you a brief look inside the modern facility serving all of Lee's Summit and a rapidly developing west side.  Voters approved the replacement of old Fire Station No. 3 as part of the...
Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit
Everyone wants to get back to celebrating Independence Day like we used to. However, if your celebration activities include fireworks, remember to use them responsibly and follow simple rules and safety guidelines. In the City of Lee's Summit, residents with a 2022 Fireworks Permit may discharge approved fireworks on July 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight. Fireworks permits are free and available at City Hall, any approved...
Storm Damages Trees and Lightning Strike Ignites a House

Storm Damages Trees and Lightning Strike Ignites a House

Storm Damages Trees and Lightning Strike Ignites a House
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— Early Wednesday, June 8, 2022, a storm moved through the area, and severe weather warning systems activated for a possible tornado headed towards Lee’s Summit. The storm caused damage to tree limbs, a few downed powerlines and blew around loose objects but caused no significant structural damage. Daylight will allow for a better assessment of the damage. The Lee’s Summit Public Works crews were out after the storm clearing...
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