Barn fire caused by discarded cigarette

(Source: Wichita Fire Department)

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita fire investigators say a discarded cigarette is to blame for a pole barn fire near Eisenhower Airport Sunday afternoon .

The fire started around 3 p.m. in the 2000 block of south Hoover Road.

Firefighters say the structure was fully involved when crews got on scene.

Crews closed Hoover Road between K-42 and Kellogg while they worked to clear the scene. It has since reopened.

Fire investigators say the fire caused around $50,000 worth of damage.