Video shows firefighters run into flames to rescue girl trapped in Kansas apartment building


Dramatic bodycam video shows firefighters running into flames to rescue a little girl as fierce blaze devours Kansas apartment building

  • Crews in Wichita rescued several families who were trapped during an apartment fire last week 
  • Firefighters entered the three-story complex as  heavy smoke and large flames started to encompass the building
  • Four civilians and two firefighters were injured in the two-alarm blaze 
  • The fire displaced 16 families and left an estimated $250,000 worth of damage 
  • The cause of the blaze remains under investigation 


A lifesaving rescue was caught on camera as firefighters in Kansas ran into a burning building and bring trapped persons, including a little girl, to safety.

Video shows Wichita firefighters enter the three-story apartment complex as heavy smoke and large flames start to encompass the building.

Families were trying to evacuate as multiple people remained trapped in their units.

According to the fire department, four civilians and two firefighters were injured in the blaze.

The cause of the two-alarm fire, which resulted in an estimated $250,000 worth of damage, remains under investigation.

A lifesaving rescue was caught on camera as firefighters in Kansas ran into a burning building and bring trapped families to safety

A lifesaving rescue was caught on camera as firefighters in Kansas ran into a burning building and bring trapped families to safety

Wichita firefighters entered the three-story apartment complex ¿ has been used as a training site for crews learning to battle apartment blazes ¿ as heavy smoke and large flames start to encompass the building

Wichita firefighters entered the three-story apartment complex — has been used as a training site for crews learning to battle apartment blazes — as heavy smoke and large flames start to encompass the building

When crews arrived on scene they saw heavy smoke coming from the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building, as well as in the front and rear of the structure

When crews arrived on scene they saw heavy smoke coming from the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building, as well as in the front and rear of the structure

Heavy fire was extending to the attic and roof as residents attempted to evacuate.

Heavy fire was extending to the attic and roof as residents attempted to evacuate.

Wichita Fire Department responded to the 2800 block of S. Emporia Street — a building that has previously been used as a training site for crews learning to battle apartment blazes — on Monday, Sept. 6 for reports of a fire.  

When crews arrived on scene they saw heavy smoke coming from the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building, as well as in the front and rear of the structure.

Heavy fire was extending to the attic and roof as residents attempted to evacuate. 

Firefighters entered the building, battling the blaze and they made their way to the upper level units.

Although no lives were lost, the department says residents still have a lot to rebuild.

Six units were heavily damaged by fire and water, while an additional 10 units were deemed not inhabitable.

The American Red Cross was called in to help displaced families.

Preliminary investigation revealed an estimated fire loss of $200,000 to the structure and $50,000 to the contents of the buildings. 

Although no lives were lost, four civilians and two firefighters were injured in the blaze

 Although no lives were lost, four civilians and two firefighters were injured in the blaze

Six units were heavily damaged by fire and water, while an additional 10 units were deemed not inhabitable. The American Red Cross was called in to help displaced families

Six units were heavily damaged by fire and water, while an additional 10 units were deemed not inhabitable. The American Red Cross was called in to help displaced families

The cause of the two-alarm fire, which resulted in an estimated $250,000 worth of damage, remains under investigation

The cause of the two-alarm fire, which resulted in an estimated $250,000 worth of damage, remains under investigation

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