Electrical short caused fire at Seneca bar, official says

07/28/2014 1:17 PM

07/30/2014 6:26 AM

An arcing electrical outlet is being blamed for a fire that heavily damaged a west Wichita bar Monday morning.

The fire was reported at Whiskey Dick’s shortly before 11:30 a.m. at 801 S. Seneca on Monday, authorities have said. The two-alarm fire prompted the closure of the Seneca exits off of Kellogg for several hours Monday.

Wichita fire Lt. Joe Evans said damage was set at $100,000.

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