SEDGWICK COUNTY— Authorities continue working to determine the cause of a fatal fire at a home in Wichita.
Early Monday, crews responded to a two-story residence in the 1800 Block of South Water in Wichita, according to Captain Jose Ocadiz
As crews were making their way to the scene, dispatch reported someone was possibly trapped, according to Ocadiz. When crews arrived they found fire on the main floor and second floor. Additional fire units responded to assist with search and rescue. They located a victim whose name has not been released. Two other family members were able to escape and not injured.
The fire started in the home's northeast bedroom, according to Ocadiz.
Estimated dollar loss is $50,000 to the structure and $10,000 to contents. It is the first fire fatality in Wichita this year. There were four fire fatalities in Wichita in 2019, according to Ocadiz.
Two other people were able to escape the home. Kohls says they are family members. Neither was hospitalized. No firefighters were injured.