WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – One man was found dead inside a west Wichita home following a fire. It started around 7:45 a.m. Friday in the 3400 block of W. 2nd St., just east of West Street.
Wichita Fire Department crews reported heavy smoke coming from the home. Additional units arrived to start search and rescue, and that is when they found the man dead inside.
“Speaking to EMS and fire crews, we have responded to this home to medical calls,” said WFD Battalion Chief Jose Ocadiz.
Right now, the cause of the fire is under investigation. Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but there were some difficulties due to excessive storage.
“It’s very difficult for crews to maneuver, especially with our fire hose, and all the collections also add to the fuel load that could also be ignited with the fire itself and spread the fire and make it hotter also,” Ocadiz added.
The man’s identity hasn’t been released.