Wichita apartment fire blamed on cigarette

George Lawson

Wichita apartment fire blamed on cigarette

CREATED Nov. 11, 2013

Wichita Fire Department investigators say a discarded cigarette is the cause of a fire that damaged a building at The Shores apartment complex, located at 2700 S. Emporia.  

The damage of Friday's fire is estimated at $400,000 to the building and contents. Twelve apartments were damaged in the fire. The Red Cross is helping 24 people who were displaced.

No residents were hurt, but a firefighter was taken to a hospital after he came in contact with a live electrical wire in the building.  

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