Fire causes $140K in damage to Wichita apartment complex


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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. 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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