Wichita Fire Department

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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KNSS News
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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KNSS News
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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KNSS News
August 04, 2018 - 10:01 am
An overnight house fire caused about $6,000 in damage. It happened around 1 o'clock Saturday morning in the 200 block of W. Zimmerly, which is near Lincoln and Broadway. When fire crews arrived, they found a fire coming from a bedroom of the home and the occupant was outside. Officals are looking...
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Steve Boyer
July 22, 2018 - 7:18 am
Wichita firefighters were called to an apartment fire in the 9100 block of East Harry early Sunday morning. Wichita Fire Captain Jose Ocadiz said a neighbor heard a smoke alarm around 5:00 and called 911. First responders reported heavy fire and smoke showing when they arrived. They quickly made an...
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July 07, 2018 - 9:06 am
A house fire in east Wichita is being blamed on fireworks. It happened around midnight Friday morning in the 12-hundred block of north Bracken Court. When crews arrived, they found flames coming from the roof of the home. It took multiple fire crews about 30 minutes to get control of the blaze...
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