Apartment fire displaces six families in south Wichita

Wichita firefighters were called to the scene of a two-alarm apartment fire Tuesday night. The fire caused damage to six apartments in one of the buildings. (Photo: KSN/Merry Murray Rogers)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Fire damaged an apartment building in south Wichita Tuesday night. The fire occurred at the Southlake Village Apartments in the 3100 block of S. Seneca shortly after 6:10 p.m.

Fire Chief Tammy Snow said the first fire crews to arrive on the scene found smoke and flames coming from a second floor balcony. The fire had worked its way up to building three’s upper level and into the soffit above.

Shortly after crews arrived on the scene, firefighters pulled a second alarm to bring the fire under control.

Snow said a total of six apartments sustained damage from the fire and smoke. Residents in those apartments were moved into other apartments on the premises by apartment officials.

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