Wichita fire crews responded to a fire at an apartment complex in east Wichita on Wednesday morning.
A second alarm was called out for the fire reported at Sundance Apartments, 1945 N. Rock Road. Smoke from guttering was reported at 8:04 a.m., according to a Sedgwick County 911 dispatch supervisor.
Estimated damage to the structure and contents is $450,000, Wichita fire Lt. Kelly Zane said Thursday. No injuries were reported.
Residents of 16 apartments were displaced, Wichita Fire Marshal Brad Crisp said Thursday.
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The cause is still under investigation, but investigators believe the fire was ignited by either an electrical malfunction or a discarded cigarette.
There may have been “a problem in the electrical distribution system,” Crisp said.
Contributing: Stan Finger and Julie Mah of The Eagle