WICHITA, Kan. - Crews battled a challenging house fire late Saturday night in the 1600 block of S. Water Street in Wichita.
At about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, crews got a call of smoke in the area. But when they responded they found the home at 1631 S. Water Street on fire. No one was in the home at the time.
A crew had been inside not long before but was alerted to the danger and evacuated before the collapse happened, Royce said.
There was also a downed power line in the backyard that prevented crews from putting out the fire until Westar Energy could be contacted.
Crews say the home is a total loss.