WINFIELD, Kan. (KAKE) - The Winfield Fire/EMS Department responded this morning to a house fire in the 400 block of E. 6th Ave. early Sunday morning.

When they arrived on the scene, they found fire on the first floor and very heavy smoke throughout the building. Fire crews entered the building and began extinguishing the fire. However, conditions on the other side of the building began to deteriorate and the fire grew quickly, spreading to the second floor.

At that point, crews evacuated the structure and continued to work on the fire from the exterior of the building. They later re-entered the structure to take care of multiple hot spots throughout the building. The fire was under control at approximately 7:00 a.m. 

The Winfield Fire Department received help from Arkansas City Fire/EMS, Burden Fire and Udall Fire. The Winfield Police Department and the City of Winfield Public Utility crews assisted at the scene as well.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.