Dozens displaced by Wichita apartment fire

Courtesy: KSNW
Courtesy: KSNW

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Wichita say a three-alarm fire at an apartment building caused about $1.75 million in damage.

The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex in the southeastern part of the city. Five people were treated for smoke inhalation, and the Red Cross opened a shelter to help some of the roughly 70 people who were displaced.

Crews brought the flames under control by early afternoon but remained on the scene, dousing the roof to prevent flare-ups.

Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell told KWCH-TV (http://bit.ly/1aNmo6Y) the fire started on the second floor of one building in the complex. A nearby building was also damaged.

The damage estimate includes about $1.5 million to the building and $250,000 to the contents.

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Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/

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