Fire Damages NE Wichita Home

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Investigators are searching for a cause in a fire that heavily damaged a northeast Wichita house.

The fire broke out near the Wichita State University campus, 2533 N. Belmont, around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire involvement coming from the back of the home. The blaze quickly spread into the home's attic. Firefighters were forced to try and control the flames from the outside.

Damage to the home is extensive, including a roof collapse. No one was hurt.

Firefighters are working to put out hot spots before looking into what started the blaze.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in northeast Wichita.

It happened in the 2500 block of N. Belmont just before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the back of the home. Scanner traffic indicates that everyone inside the home managed to escape safely.

Firefighters are forced to battle the blaze from the outside, due to deteriorating conditions inside the home. Authorities have closed surrounding streets as firefighters work to get the fire under control.

KAKE News does have a crew headed to the scene and will bring more information as it becomes available.

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