Cause of Wamego apartment fire undetermined, but not suspicous

Fire at a Wamego apartment building displaced nine families May 16, 2019. (WIBW)

WAMEGO, Kan. (WIBW) - Investigators are still working to determine what caused an apartment fire in Wamego.

Wamego Fire Chief Phil Stultz told 13 NEWS the fire was contained to the second-floor apartment in which it started around 9 p.m. Thursday. It is the only apartment which suffered extensive damage. Stultz said the building does have smoke damage throughout, but it can be repaired.

The building at 512 Spruce has 10 units, nine of which were occupied. Fire officials said neighbors alerted each other, and everyone got out safely before firefighters arrived.

No people were hurt, but Stultz said three family pets perished.

Stultz said the fire started in the corner of a living room. While the exact cause remains undetermined, he said investigators do not suspect anything suspicious.

The Red Cross assisted people affected by the fire.