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1 dead, residents displaced by NE Wichita apartment fire

Wichita Fire Department crews respond to a fire at the Broadview and Chelsea apartment complex...
Wichita Fire Department crews respond to a fire at the Broadview and Chelsea apartment complex near 21st North and Rock Road.(KWCH)
Published: Nov. 26, 2021 at 6:39 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Saturday evening Update: Dispatch has confirmed one 59-year-old woman has died due to her injures from the Chelsea apartment complex fire.

One woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition from a fire at Chelsea apartment complex, near 21st Street North and Rock Road in northeast Wichita. She died yesterday.

One person was taken to a local hospital in critical condition from the scene of a fire to the Broadmoor at Chelsea apartment complex, near 21st Street North and Rock Road in northeast Wichita.

Wichita Fire Department Chief Tammy Snow said a resident inside the complex made the emergency call and upon arrival, crews found heavy fire showing in the middle of the 12-unit complex. Crews fought the blaze from both sides and using a ladder, pulled a person out of a second-floor unit. Crews performed CPR on the scene.

Chief Snow said four of the apartment’s 12 units are a total loss with others having water and smoke damage. She said every resident of the complex is displaced.

Through Friday night, crews are on scene monitoring for hotspots.

One person was reported to be unresponsive, critically injured at the scene of a fire in northeast Wichita.

A second alarm was called at the fire impacting units at the Broadmoor at Chelsea apartment complex near 21st Street North and Rock Road. The second alarm called for additional crews after the first Wichita firefighters arrived at the scene.

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