Fire heavily damages home in Derby

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update 4 p.m.:

The Derby Fire Department says a Thursday morning fire caused an estimated $65,000 in damage to a home in the 800 block of East Morningview.

The fire department says the homeowner had discarded hot ashes from a fireplace into a plastic trash cart near the home. This led to fire spreading to the side of the house.

A neighboring property also had some damage to the siding and a fence, causing about $10,000 in damage, the fire department says.


Fire crews are battling a house fire in the 800 block east Morningview in Derby on Thursday morning.

Firefighters say the fire started on the outside of the home at 807 Morningview.

Fire crews told Eyewitness News that the garage suffered heavy damage. The home next door had damage to the outside of the garage as well.

Everyone inside the home was able to evacuate in time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.