Fire causes damage to downtown Wichita apartment


A fire damaged some apartments in downtown Wichita Tuesday. It happened around 8:30 a.m. near 3rd and St. Francis. 

Authorities said the fire was contained to one apartment. Fire caused damage to the kitchen area.

“We had on sprinkler head go off, and it kept the fire in check. We had the smoke alarm going off notifying the people that could hear it as well,” said Fire Marshal Stuart Bevis, Wichita Fire Department. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. It is believed to be accidental. 

Water and smoke caused some damage to nearby apartments. 

Fire crews estimate the damage to total around $150,000. 

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