Archive for Thursday, August 3, 2006

Air conditioner causes fire scare

August 3, 2006

A weekend fire cleared a building used for daycare on the grounds of the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Leavenworth Fire District No. 1 Chief Rick Huhn said an overheated air-conditioner motor short-circuited, caught fire and sent smoke through State House No. 5, which is outside the prison walls in the 100 block of Kansas Avenue.

There were no children in the building at the time of the fire, which occurred at 1:42 p.m. Saturday, Huhn said.

"It was just the women who care for the kids," Huhn said. "They saw smoke and called us."

Huhn said the only damage was to the air conditioner.

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