Bonner Springs driver in accident on I-435

A Bonner Springs driver ran into the back of another vehicle on eastbound I-435 near Lackman Road in Lenexa, Kan. The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m. April 9.

The 30-year-old Bonner Springs man, who was driving a Nissan, had a possible injury, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report.

The vehicle in front, an Acura car, was driven by a 66-year-old Olathe, Kan., woman who was injured and taken to a hospital.

A passenger, a 23-year-old Olathe, Kan., woman also was injured and taken to a hospital, according to the report.


Red flag warning, burn ban in effect today

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A red flag warning will be in effect today from noon until 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Residents are asked not to do any outdoor burning, as winds will be about  15 to 20 mph this afternoon, gusting to 30 mph.

Relative humidity values will be between 20 to 30 percent.

The combination of winds and low humidity mean there is an elevated fire risk in the region, according to the weather service.

The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department said there is a temporary open burn ban today because of the strong winds and continuing dry conditions.

The ban will be in effect until further notice, according to a statement from the Fire Department.

No new burn permits will be issued at this time.

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Fire at home on 67th Street under investigation

A fire at a home at 628 N. 67th is under investigation, a Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department spokesman said.

Firefighters responded to the fire about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 9.

Crews arrived within 3 minutes of the call and saw fire showing from the roof of the split-level wood-framed home, according to the spokesman.

Searches confirmed the structure had recently been vacated, the spokesman said.

Fire was found in both the basement and upper levels, and was knocked down within 10 minutes, according to the spokesman. Crews continued to hit hot spots during an overhaul.

The estimated damage to the structure and contents is $4,000, according to the Fire Department. The home was valued at $46,000 before the fire.

The spokesman said the fire investigator responded to the scene, and the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries.