Two-alarm fire out in Old Town

Fire, 2nd and Rock Island

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WICHITA, Kansas — Fire crews quickly extinguished a building fire at Second and Rock Island in Wichita’s Old Town.

The call came in at 5:45 Thursday evening. Witnesses saw flames on top of The Rumley apartment building.

Police reported seeing thick smoke coming from the roof.

Firefighters evacuated residents from the building and quickly learned the source of the fire was cigarette butt container that had tipped over, igniting some rubber matting on the rooftop.

No one was hurt and residents were allowed back in soon after. 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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