Four injured in west Wichita apartment fire

WICHITA, Kansas – Four people were taken to the hospital after an apartment fire was reported in west Wichita.

Fire crews responded to a fire in the 1300 block of west Walker, near Seneca and Kellogg, around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Tina Wilson lives down the street and says that there was heavy smoke showing from the complex.

“There were flames shooting out of the roof and the fire department was just getting all there hoses strung out and around, so it was kind of crazy,” said Wilson.

Wilson and Katie Armstrong have lived next to the complex for years.

They tried to help those who potentially lost everything, by giving them water and trying to console them during a tough time.

“Some of them you see on a day to day basis, you get to know them, you get to know there pets and you make sure that they’re okay.” said Armstrong.

Deputy Chief Tammy Snow said that four of the twelve apartment unites were affected by the blaze.

Six residents were displaced by the fire, which also left several people injured.

“There were four people that sustained injuries, one of them has refused service but three of them have been transported to the hospital,” said Deputy Chief Snow.

Snow says one person was transported with serious injuries, two others were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

All three victims were taken to St. Francis Hospital.

Fire officials will be on the scene throughout the night to monitor things and make sure nothing flares up.

The American Red Cross was called out to the scene to help those displaced by the fire find shelter for the time being.

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