Wichita Fire Department

KNSS News
February 17, 2019 - 10:49 am
Just after 9:30 Sunday morning, a building fire was reported in the 2800 block of south Hydraulic. The fire was brought under control in about an hour. We're told one person was not breathing at the scene. There's no word on that person's condition, a cause for the fire or a damage estimate.
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February 10, 2019 - 8:15 am
One person was treated for potentially serious injuries after a hotel fire near 47th Street South and Interstate 135 this morning. The fire was reported at the Best Western shortly after 7:30 and when crews arrived, they found a person jumping from a burning room. The fire was quickly put out and...
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January 19, 2019 - 11:33 am
Crews battled a house fire in Wichita Saturday morning. It happened just after 10 a.m., in the 1200 block of west Figg Street, near Seneca and Harry. When fire crews arrived, flames were visible from the structure. At least one person was pulled out of the home. That person's condition was not...
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Dreamstime
November 22, 2018 - 7:49 pm
Several grass fires kept Wichita firefighters busy on Thanksgiving day and the danger is climbing. One grass fire along I-135 near MacArthur on Thursday afternoon was most likely caused by a cigarette, said Capt. Pete Ridder of the Wichita Fire Department. Despite recent rains, it appears as if the...
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November 17, 2018 - 12:11 pm
It was a busy Saturday morning for Wichita fire crews. Those crews battled a building fire in the 3600 block of north Hydraulic. It happened just after 9 o'clock. When the first units arrived, heavy smoke was showing but the sprinkler activation system put the majority of fire out. Then after 10:30...
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October 20, 2018 - 11:11 am
An apartment fire early Saturday injured one person. It happened around 9:15, in the 1100 block of N. Topeka in central Wichita. When fire crews arrived, smoke was visible from the complex. One person suffered smoke inhalation and was treated by EMS personnel. Crews cleared the building brought the...
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Dreamstime
September 29, 2018 - 12:56 am
The Wichita Fire Department plans to hold several presentations beginning in October for enforcement efforts during the past 4th of July holiday. To say that July 4th, 2018 was a holiday that had some controversey in Wichita because of increased law enforcement of fireworks ordinances would be an...
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Dreamstime
August 12, 2018 - 5:23 am
Wichita firefighters battled a fire at a home in southwest Wichita Saturday morning. Just before 11 AM, fire crews were called to a residence in the 500 block of West Shirk, near Harry and McLean Boulevard. Smoke was seen coming from the front of the home when fire crews arrived. The source of the...
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Dreamstime
August 11, 2018 - 1:50 am
The Wichita Fire Department is getting ready for its next class of recruits coming up in September, this coming after they graduated 10 other recruits in its June class. The department is set to have 443 full time employees in the coming budget year, which is10 less than last year. Those positions...
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August 04, 2018 - 11:23 am
A fire broke out in north Wichita Saturday morning. It happened just before 10 o'clock in the 1300 block of N. Minneapolis, just east of 13th and Hydraulic. When fire crews arrived, smoke was visible from the duplex but the fire was quickly brought under control. The Kansas Red Cross was called to...
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