Crews battle house fire in north Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Wichita Fire Department battled an overnight house fire in north Wichita.

Crews got on scene around midnight near 27th and Hillside. When Eyewitness News arrived on scene firefighters were able to get the fire under control.

"We were all sleeping when two men came banging on the window and door. I came to the door and they said my house is on fire. My youngest son came and said he smelled something burning. He said I don't care what happens I am going outside. We went outside and sure enough, the house was on fire."

Firefighters say they encountered heavy smoke. After searching the house they discovered a large fire in the attic space of the house. Crews were able to bring that under control.

"I am just glad that we are all still living and that I have my kids and my grandkids. To the gentlemen, I appreciate you very much."