Wichita fire crews battle 3-alarm blaze at Harry and Washington


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Fire Department battled a three-alarm blaze just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday near Harry and Washington.

The second floor of the building had apartments, while the first floor had commercial space. The fire department says the building was vacant.

Initial crews reported parts of the floor were weak, and parts of stairs had holes in them as they entered the structure.

Investigators say the fire started in the northeast corner of a large room on the lower level, but most of the damage is on the upper floor. The damage is estimated at $50,000.

The fire department has not been able to determine the cause of the fire yet. The location has had a problem with squatters.

There were no reported injuries in the fire.

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