Wichita Fire Department

March 24, 2018 - 9:16 am
An apartment fire broke out early Saturday morning. It was reported after 8:30 in the 800 block of North Mathewson Avenue, near Murdock and I-135. When crews arrived, fire was showing from the structure. Several units responded and quickly brought the blaze under control and contained it to one...
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Dreamstime
February 17, 2018 - 9:15 am
A house fire in Wichita early Saturday injured one person. It happened just after 7 a.m. Fire crews responded to a house fire in the 1700 block of north Emporia. One person was treated for smoke inhalation. Five adults and one child have been displaced by the blaze and the Red Cross is assisting...
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Dreamstime
February 11, 2018 - 10:22 am
After 9:30 Sunday morning, Wichita Police and Fire Department units were called to the 2100 block of South St. Francis Ave. Initial reports said there was an active disturbance and a fire at the home. Fire crews had to wait until the scene was safe before moving in. Once inside, they reported heavy...
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Dreamstime
February 09, 2018 - 10:03 pm
A cat, injured in a fall onto an icy river was rescued by Wichita Firefighters. The animal was apparently was thrown off an overpass. The Wichita Eagle reports that a motorist spotted the feline Thursday afternoon and called 911. Wichita Fire Lt. Kenneth Ast says the cat was sitting on ice in the...
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Dreamstime
February 06, 2018 - 11:34 am
On Tuesday, the Mayor and the Wichita City Council unanimously approved the Firefighters contract. The City's negotiating team and the International Association of Firefighters Local 135 reached an agreement through 2019. The Union membership approved the contract back in early January. Mayor Jeff...
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Dreamstime
January 27, 2018 - 12:01 pm
A man has died following a house fire in southwest Wichita. Around 11 AM Saturday, firefighters responded to a residence in the 3500 block of South St. Claire, near Meridian and 31st Street South. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames coming from the living room. Once inside, rescue...
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Dreamstime
January 14, 2018 - 10:27 am
In the 9 o-clock hour Sunday, a fire was reported in the basement of an apartment duplex in the 4800 block of E. Gilbert Street, in southeast Wichita. When fire crews arrived, they reported heavy fire in the basement. Additional units responded to the scene and by 9:40 a.m., the fire was brought...
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Dreamstime
December 30, 2017 - 7:24 am
A duplex caught on fire overnight near Emporia and Pawnee. When Wichita Fire Department crews arrived, fire was visible from the one-story structure. One person was treated for smoke inhalation. Crews were able to quickly bring the fire under control. There's no word on a cause or damage estimate...
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Dreamstime
December 24, 2017 - 10:46 am
A house fire was reported just after 10 Sunday morning in the 500 block of N. Clara Avenue, near Central and I-235. When fire crews arrived, they reported a van was on fire, along with the residence. No one was found in the home and the fire was brought under control. There is no word on a cause...
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Dreamstime
December 20, 2017 - 7:06 pm
Fire crews responded Wednesday to a two-alarm apartment fire in Wichita. The fire was in the Shirkmere apartment building in the 200 block of N. Topeka. When fire crews arrived, there was smoke coming from the roof of the building. The fire was in the penthouse area of the apartment building, which...
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