Three people injured in early morning house fire

WICHITA, Kansas – Ten people, including eight children, were inside a home in east Wichita when it caught fire early Wednesday morning.

Crews got to the 4800 block of E. Arlene at around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday morning and found a home fully engulfed in flames.

They got that fire under control quickly, but two children and one adult were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

“There were no smoke alarms going off in the home. That’s what we want to emphasize is that smoke alarms being present would have made this a much safer incident and help people evacuate,” said Capt. Stuart Bevis, Wichita Fire Department.

Damage to the home is estimated at $65,000.

Officials have not determined a cause.

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