UPDATE: Cause ruled accidental in fire that killed 2 dogs in East Wichita

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By: KAKE News Email

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Wichita, Kan. -- The cause of an East Wichita house fire that killed two dogs over the weekend has been ruled accidental.

It happened shortly after 10 a.m. in the 600 block of N. Hampton Road in Wichita. A passerby spotted heavy smoke coming from a home and called 911.

When crews arrived the kitchen was heavily involved in fire and there was smoke throughout the home. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control.

Wichita Fire Investigations Captain Stu Bevis tells KAKE News that the cause of the fire is accidental. Bevis says a stove burner was accidentally turned on and lit nearby flammable materials.

Two dogs were killed in the fire. Firefighters were able to resuscitate a third dog.

Damage from the fire is estimated at $110,000.

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