Power strip ignites house fire in south Wichita

WICHITA — A power strip is being blamed for a house fire early this morning that heavily damaged a south Wichita house.

The fire was reported at 5:22 a.m. in the bedroom of a house at 2109 E. Maywood, near Hydraulic and 55th Street South, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said.

Lt. Joe Evans, an investigator with the Wichita Fire Department, said the fire caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to the house.

The family that lives in the house escaped the fire without injury.