Fire causes $140K in damage to Wichita apartment complex

vlcsnap-9718130

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=3x2&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371705288&height=400&page_count=5&pf_id=9623&show_title=1&va_id=4103544&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=400 div_id=videoplayer-1371705288 type=script]

WICHITA, Kansas — Dozens of people were evacuated after a two-alarm fire ravaged an apartment complex in west Wichita on Wednesday evening.

Crews were called to the Aspen Park Apartments, 8405 W. Central, at about 6:45 p.m.

The first firefighters on the scene only saw smoke coming from one of the buildings, but a short time later, they saw flames coming from the roof.

Only three units suffered damage, but all 16 units were evacuated.

Officials estimate the fire caused $140,000 in structural and content damage.

Wichita Fire Captain Robert Dusenbery said a careless smoker is to blame for the blaze.

blog comments powered by Disqus