Firefighters battle weekend fire at Junction City apartments

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- A weekend fire forced the evacuation of a Junction City apartment building.

According to the Junction City Fire Dept., firefighters were called to the complex, 126 West 16th Street, around 6:45 Sunday evening and found smoke coming from the common entry area. Officers with the police department made sure everyone escaped from the four-unit structure.

Firefighters managed to put out the fire quickly. Afterwards, they ventilated the building and made sure the flames hadn't spread.

Investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the blaze. JCFD Fire Chief Terry Johnson said it started in the kitchen of one of the apartments and only the residents of one apartment was displaced.

The damages were estimated to be $2,500.