Home heavily damaged in SE Wichita fire
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - There were no injuries, but a southeast Wichita home suffered extensive damage in a Tuesday night house fire. Wichita fire crews saw heavy smoke throughout when they responded to the fire, reported a little before 8 p.m. in the 9600 block of East Mount Vernon, near Harry and Webb Road. Specifically, the home was in the 1900 block of South Stacey.
Wichita Fire Battalion Chief Kelly Ross said when firefighters were on the way, they could see a column smoke a considerable distance from the scene. Ross said no one was inside the home when crews arrived. He said the one-story home with a basement suffered smoke damage throughout and crews were able to quickly knock down fire to the basement and main level.
Neighbors said they watched as the people inside the home were able to get out safely as the fire intensified. They described the flames as “huge.”
As of late Tuesday night, investigators were working to determine what started the fire.
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