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.

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.