Officials search for those responsible for fire that killed 2 dogs
LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Officials are on the hunt for those responsible for a tent fire that killed two dogs while a third escaped along the riverbanks of North Lawrence.
The Lawrence Douglas Co. Fire Medical Department says that around 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, officials with the Douglas Co. Emergency Communications Center received reports of smoke and fire from a wooded area near the Kansas River levee.
Officials noted that in the initial call, witnesses reported dogs fighting and shots fired. A short time later, LDCFM was called with reports of black smoke coming from the area.
A drone from the Lawrence Police Department with a nearby training team also spotted the smoke.
When crews arrived at the scene found just south of the 700 block of Ash St., they said they found a ten that had been completely consumed by fire. An off-road utility vehicle with a water tanker and has was used to extinguish the inferno.
LDCFM noted that two dogs perished in the blaze, however, a third escaped and was taken to a local veterinary for evaluation. No people were harmed.
Officials indicated an investigation has been opened to find the person or people responsible.
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