Woman dies as a result of apartment fire in northeast Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities say a woman who was found unresponsive at a Wichita apartment building fire has died. 

The Wichita Fire Department responded around 6 p.m. Friday to the fire in the 2100 block of N. Broadmoor. It is near 21st and Rock Road in northeast Wichita.

When the first crews arrived at the scene, a second alarm was called. That means more fire crews responded.

The fire department said a woman was transported to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries.

According to authorities, the fire started from the middle of the building, which houses 12 total units.

The fire department is working with property managers and the Red Cross to find temporary housing and resources for those displaced. Fire Chief Tammy Snow said that four of the 12 units are a total loss, while the other eight will have significant smoke and water damage.

The damage is estimated at $250,000 to the building and $100,000 to its contents. The cause of the fire appears accidental.

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