A Saturday afternoon fire at a south Wichita mobile home park charred a home, displaced its resident and left several cats dead, fire authorities said.
Fire investigator Chris Dugan said the mobile home, located in Lakeview Community, 1001 E. MacArthur, sustained $20,000 in structural damage. An estimated $10,000 in personal property also was lost.
The cause of the fire remained unclear Saturday evening, Dugan said.
The fire was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the home about five minutes later.
“When we pulled up the back one-third of the mobile home was on fire,” Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief Tom Carney said. “Crews knocked the fire down fairly quickly.”
The blaze was under control by 1:34 p.m., according to the dispatch supervisor.
The man who resides in the home escaped injury, and firefighters resuscitated a dog trapped inside, Carney said.
The cats, however, perished, he said.