WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Fire Department closed Pawnee in both directions at St. Clair due to a house fire and having to extend a line from a hydrant across Pawnee. The blaze started around noon in the garage of the home.
KSN viewer Brandon Trube sent a photo of the flames. Fire crews said they were able to get it under control in about 15 minutes.
Crews did a primary search of the home and found no one inside. However, two cats died in the fire, and another was rescued and given oxygen.
The homeowner received minor injuries while trying to break a window to get inside.
The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined. The home is not livable as utilities were disconnected.