WICHITA — Fire caused extensive damage tonight to a building in the 2300 block of North Broadway.
Emergency dispatchers said several passers-by called 911 about 8:15 p.m. to report the fire at 2302 N. Broadway.
Firefighters were forced to battle the blaze from outside the building, and a second alarm was turned in about 8:30.
A third alarm was turned in about 9:20 p.m. as firefighters continued to pour water on the blaze.
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The fire appeared to be confined to a two-story building that is connected to several other buildings in the area.
Police were blocking 21st Street east of Broadway as firefighters battled the blaze.