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August 20, 2013

Malfunctioning dryer may have started apartment fire near Planeview

Firefighters made quick work of an apartment fire in southeast Wichita early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters made quick work of an apartment fire in southeast Wichita early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The fire was reported at 6:40 a.m. in the 4800 block of East New Jersey, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. That’s just east of the Planeview neighborhood, next to Oliver and south of Pawnee.

Firefighters found smoke coming from a dryer, the supervisor said. No injuries were reported, and no damage estimate has been established.

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