Fire department looks into smoke smell at Wichita high-rise


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Fire Department responded to a high-rise fire call at the Garvey Center in downtown Wichita on Tuesday around 8:30 p.m.

An odor of smoke was reported. Occupants of the building were asked to evacuate.

Fire officials tell KSN no smoke was visible, and investigators discovered hot electrical motors on the fifth floor. The smell traveled up to the 12th floor causing the panic. The fire department declared the scene under control as there was no fire.


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