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Lawrence prohibits couches on front porches

Published on -8/28/2013, 7:14 AM

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Students in Lawrence will no longer be able to hang out on couches on their front porches.

The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday passed a citywide ban on upholstered furniture on porches, decks and patios. The city says landlords, not tenants, will be fined for violating the ban at rental properties.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1cgbJj0 ) fines will start at $100 per day. However, the city will conduct an educational campaign for several months before the ban is enforced.

The fire department says there had been only 10 fires involving upholstered outdoor furniture since 2007. But Fire Chief Mark Bradford said the furniture burns easily made outdoor furniture dangerous, particularly with the lack of smoke alarms on porches.

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