October 7, 2015

BNSF truck burns near intermodal

Police and firefighters responded to a blaze near U.S. 56 Highway and Four Corners Road in Edgerton at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon. According to a contractor on the intermodal project, the source of thick, black smoke that blanketed a pocket of the highway was a BNSF truck. The location complicated the response of Continue Reading

Fire damages Gardner townhome

Everyone is safe after a fire at Lincoln Townhomes March 14. Firefighters responded to the apartments behind Price Chopper shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. Investigators believe a dryer started the fire. No one was injured and the damage was contained to one building.

Fire crews respond to blaze at Moonlight Apartments

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Johnson County Fire District No.1 firefighters are still investigating the cause of a fire at Moonlight Apartments on Dec. 12. Fire fighters responded to a two-alarm blaze at the apartment complex shortly after 8:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found an active fire on the back side of one of the buildings. Continue Reading

Burning ban issued for Johnson County

A burning ban for unincorporated Johnson County was issued on Aug. 4 by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners after consultation with the county fire inspector and rural fire district chiefs. The burning ban becomes effective immediately and will remain in effect until it is rescinded by the board. Dry weather and high winds have Continue Reading