Accidental Fire Damages Property In Northwest Wichita

By: KAKE News Email
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UPDATE: Thursday, November 17, 2011

A fire that destroyed a Northwest Wichita shed fire started accidentally, officials said.

The blaze started in the 3200 block of W. 10th street just before 4 a.m. Thursday.

Firefighter found heavy smoke and flames showing from the shed, that spread to a nearby home. Crews managed to get the flames under control quickly.

No one was hurt.

Stu Bevis, Wichita Fire Investigations said a wood burning stove or discarded cigarettes may have sparked the blaze. Damage is estimated at $15,000.

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Fire investigators are looking for a cause in a shed fire in northwest Wichita.

The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. Thursday at 3210 W. 10th St. N. near 13th and West streets.

Crews responding first on scene found a shed, the size of a single car garage, fully engulfed in flames. A nearby home was also on fire, but investigators say they cannot determine if the fire from the shed spreading to the home is what caused the house to catch fire.

Fire crews searched the shed to find one person, a neighbor, inside attempting to put out the fire. That person suffered a minor injury and refused medical attention.

One person was inside the home at the time the fire started. That person was not injured.

The fire caused minimal damage to the house, but the shed is a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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