A home in South Wichita was significantly damaged after a fire broke out around 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

Investigators determined the fire started in the attic because of an electrical problem.

It happened in the 6100 block of South Minnesota. Battalion Chief John Turner says it was a dangerous situation because entrances to the home were energized due to an electrical panel on fire.

"We had the whole meter that was arching in the back which caused the ports to be energized and the back to be energized, so it was a little bit dangerous there in the beginning."

The fire damaged the attic as well as interior and exterior of the home. Turner says the roof did collapse while they were fighting the fire.

Firefighters are still investigating what caused the fire. The total loss is estimated at $70,000 to the structure and contents. No one was home when the fire broke out.