Shortly after noon on Sunday, Wichita fire crews were called to an apartment complex in west Wichita where a 911 caller reported someone was possibly trapped in a fire.
When crews arrived in the 9000 block of West Westlawn, near Tyler and 21st Street, they found a fire inside an apartment unit but did not locate anyone.
John Turner, a battalion chief with the Wichita Fire Department, said people in the neighborhood believed there were people trapped in the building.
“We did a very thorough search,” Turner said. “We went through a secondary time, but we haven’t found any citizens.”
There are four apartments in the building, Turner said, and three adults are known to live in the apartment where the fire started.
Flames were showing throughout the building when firefighters arrived, Turner said. At least one firefighter was transported for heat-related medical care, he said.