Smoking in bed cause of apartment fire that left woman injured


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Fire Department said a woman was injured in a fire caused by smoking in bed.

The fire broke out at the Pinnacle Lofts and Apartments near Central and Waco around 4:15 p.m. Friday.

Crews found smoke coming from one apartment when they arrived. The fire was contained to a bedroom mattress and did not spread across the complex.

“We were able to locate a conscious victim in there,” said Capt. Jose Ocadiz, Wichita Fire Department. “She was transported to Via-Christi burn unit and she was later released upon evaluation.”

Other apartments did receive water damage from the sprinkler system. The fire caused about $6,000 in damage.

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