WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief Jose Ocadiz has confirmed to KAKE News that a house fire over the weekend was caused by children playing with illegal fireworks.

Fire crews were dispatched to a home in the 2400 block of E. Shadybrook St. just after 4:00 Saturday afternoon. Firefighters quickly put the fire out, but the home is a total loss.


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A family has lost their home after a fire on Saturday afternoon.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 2400 block of E. Shadybrook St. just after 4:00 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered heavy flames and smoke. 

The fire was put out in less than an hour, but the house was a total loss. Firefighters continued to monitor hot spots.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined yet.

KAKE News will have more on this story on our 6:00 broadcast.