Crews battle a house fire near 13th and Maize

(KSN Photo/Merry Murray, file)
(KSN Photo/Merry Murray, file)

WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita fire crews battled a house fire in the 1400 block of North Parkdale near 13th and Maize.

It broke out around noon Monday in the basement of the home.

When crews arrived, flames and smoke could be seen coming from the home.

According to officials, at least one firefighter was injured after falling through a floor.

He landed on a floor joist, straddling it. Fellow firefighters pulled him to safety.

Paramedics checked out the firefighter, who was cleared to return to duty.The firefighter has been cleared to return to duty.

No one was home at the time of the blaze and it’s under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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