WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Fire Department and Sedgwick County Fire District #1 responded to a fire in the 1100 block of East 55th Street South Wednesday. It happened around 6 a.m.
Crews arrived to find a mobile home engulfed in flames. They immediately started to battle the fire and search for anyone who might be inside the house.
They faced an additional risk because of ammunition in the home.
“That’s a concern for our crews,” Capt. Casey Hauschild, Wichita Fire Department, said. “We just got to make sure that as we stretch our hose lines, we get our … stream of water to start to cool the environment before we push into somewhere we do have that live ammunition popping off, ’cause it is a projectile.”
No one was inside the home, and no injuries were reported.
Hauschild said the home is a total loss, with damage estimated at $30,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.