WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Fire Department battled a duplex fire with “excessive storage conditions” near Seneca and McCormick Street.

The fire started just after 10 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Marys Drive. Smoke was coming from the roof when crews arrived.

“They had excessive storage conditions inside the house, which made our fire attack more difficult. They aggressively attacked the fire, got water pretty quickly and extinguished the fire,” Capt. Casey Hauschild said.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been released.

The people inside the duplex were able to make it out. The American Red Cross was called to assist them.

Fire crews blocked parts of McCormick while they put out the fire.