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4 Dead, 3 Hurt In East Wichita Mobile Home Fire

By: KAKE - (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: KAKE - (posted by Greg Palmer)

WICHITA, Kan. Four people are dead and three others hurt following an overnight fire at a mobile home in east Wichita.

Firefighters were dispatched to a mobile home fire in the 600 block of North Goebel shortly 3 a.m.

Firefighters found several victims at the scene, including two children found side-by-side in a bed. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Two adults also died in the fire.

Three others, including two adults and another child, were injured. A firefighter also suffered minor injuries fighting the fire.

Investigators believe a candle caused the fire. It's unclear if there was a working smoke detector in the mobile home.

Hours before, firefighters had been out to the same mobile home park on an unrelated fire.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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