Wichita Fire Department

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Rodney Price
January 18, 2020 - 10:48 am
Wichita Fire crews responded to a fire at the Sedgwick County Courthouse Saturday morning. The first call came in at 9:50 a.m., at the courthouse at Central and Main in downtown Wichita. Crews battled a fire located on the 4th floor of the building. There's no word yet on what started the fire and...
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January 04, 2020 - 7:15 am
Nearly 30 people had to find another place to stay Friday night, after a fire broke out at an east Wichita apartment complex. It happened around 10 p.m. Friday, in the 7000 block of east Kellogg Drive, between Woodlawn and Rock Road. Wichita Fire crews reported that smoke was visible when they...
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Rodney Price
December 29, 2019 - 9:49 am
Wichita Fire crews battled an apartment fire this morning in east Wichita. The fire was reported just after 9 a.m., in the 2700 block of east Douglas, at Douglas and Estelle. When crews arrived, they reported smoke in the interior of the structure. The fire was brought under control just before 9:...
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December 22, 2019 - 8:44 am
A house fire injured two Wichita firefighters. It happened just after 10:00 p.m. Saturday, at a home near 25th Street North and Amidon. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of the home. One firefighter received a minor burn to his hand. He was treated and...
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Rodney Price
December 10, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The Wichita City Council approved several new contracts at their Tuesday meeting. That included a new 3-year deal with the firefighters union, which represents around 421 firefighters in the Wichita Fire Department. Eligible employees will receive merit based step increases of 2.5% and general pay...
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Rodney Price
December 08, 2019 - 7:27 am
Wichita Fire and Police units responded to three vehicle fires overnight in the city. The latest occurred just before 6:40 Sunday morning, at the intersection of south Baehr and Harry Street, in west Wichita. There is the possibility that this vehicle had been previously stolen. The other vehicle...
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November 30, 2019 - 7:12 am
Two people were shot in Wichita. It happened around 5:40 Saturday morning, in the 1200 block of south Main. A man in his 20s, was robbed then shot in the chest. The victim is in very serious condition at a local hospital. About an hour later, a second victim arrived at Ascension Via Christi St...
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November 28, 2019 - 7:24 am
One person died after a police chase that ended in a fiery crash. It happened around 1 a.m., near Douglas and Edgemoor in east Wichita. Wichita Police say they tried to pull over a driver who was driving erratically. The car traveled about 4 blocks before crashing into a tree and catching on fire...
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November 17, 2019 - 7:26 am
It was a busy night for first responders. Two people were shot in south Wichita at around 11:45 Saturday night in the 2800 block of south Emporia. One man is dead and a woman was injured. Both victims are in their early 20s, with the woman suffering a gunshot wound to her abdomen. At last check...
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Steve McIntosh
September 24, 2019 - 5:22 am
A four-plex fire in east Wichita early Tuesday morning. Around 4:25 firefighters were called to a structure in the 400 block of North New York, near Central and I-135. First responders found fire in the attic and evacuated residents of the apartments. No injuries are reported. Red Cross assistance...
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