Wichita restaurant catches fire

By John Boyd
KWCH – April 2, 2014

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Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire at a restaurant in N. Wichita.  Crews were called to Sweet Basil Italian Restaurant near 21st & Woodlawn at around 4:15 Wednesday morning.

We spoke with the owner of the restaurant.  He tells us fire investigators aren’t sure what caused the fire, but they believe it started in the kitchen.

Fire officials tell us the business suffered extensive smoke and heat damage throughout, and the business will likely be closed for a while.

Some smoke did spread into an adjacent business, but damage there is minimal.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster