Wichita (KS) Fire Department Releases Body Cam Footage of Apartment Fire Response

Dramatic body cam footage of a response to an apartment fire in the 2800 block of South Emporia on September 6 was released by the department.


According to a report from KMOV, dramatic body cam footage of a response to an apartment fire on September 6 was released by the Wichita (KS) Fire Department (WFD) in the 2800 block of South Emporia, in south Wichita.

At about 7:50 p.m., WFD crews responded out of Station 22 and received a report of heavy smoke was showing from the second and third floors as well as the front and rear of the three-story apartment building.

The WFD said that several people were actively evacuating the building, with multiple victims reported trapped. They continued to say that heavy fire extended to the attic and roof.

The alarm was then upgraded to victim trapped, and additional second-alarm responses were requested. Four people and two WFD firefighters received treatment for injuries.

The WFD has said that the fire’s cause is still under investigation. The WFD also reported that the fire and water used inflicted heavy damage to six units, with an additional 10 units now being uninhabitable.

The WFD reported that the apartment building suffered about $200,000 in damage and $50,000 in lost contents.

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