Fire crews battle fire in downtown Wichita office building

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A fire broke out in a downtown Wichita office building Sunday afternoon. It happened at East 1st Street North and Market Street in an empty building.

Authorities tell KSN there were at least two sources of flames. Wichita Fire Department and Sedgwick County Fire ladder trucks helped put out the flames from multiple angles. The WFD rehab unit responded as well as Sedgwick County EMS to ensure that firefighters were being properly cared for after coming out of the fighting efforts.

Passersby say they saw heavy smoke coming out of the west side of the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported. The fire caused about $75,000 in damage.


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