Crews put out fire in NW Wichita

By Matt Heilman
KWCH – May 28, 2015

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Crews battle a house fire in northwest Wichita late Wednesday. The fire broke out at a house near 45th N. and Ridge Road at around 8:30 pm.

Sedgwick County Fire Department Division Chief Carl Cox tells us a passerby noticed smoked coming from the house and called 911. That person then tried to alert anyone who was inside of the fire. Turns out, no one was home at the time.

Cox says fire crews from both Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita found fire on the first floor and high heat and smoke throughout the home. They were able to get the fire under control quickly.

Roads were closed in the area while crews were on the scene. We’re told that’s because of the amount of equipment on the scene. Crews were concerned that they may need to haul in water because there were no hydrants in the area.

Those roads were reopened overnight.

Cox says there’s fire damage to the first floor and extensive heat, smoke and water damage throughout the home.

No one was hurt.

Investigators are looking for what caused it.

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