Multiple Fires Reported This Morning

Create: 03/07/2018 - 09:00

Wellington Fire & EMS

Incident Press Release

620 326-7443


Date of Incident-March 7, 2018

Type of Incident-Structure Fires

Time of Incident- 4:36 AM and 4:57 AM

Address of Incident-217/219 W. 4th, 216 South F and 1621 W. 8th

Brief Summary of Incident-Wellington Fire/EMS responded to a reported structure fire at 4:36 AM. at 216 South F. Upon arrival found two story apartment building with heavy smoke visible and one occupant standing on a balcony awaiting rescue. Occupant was immediately brought down with fire department ladder. At the scene, staff, were made aware of a second structure on fire across the street at 217/219 West 4th. Crews began simultaneously fighting both fires. At 4:57 AM 911 dispatch advised of a third structure fire at 1621 West 8th. At this time automatic mutual aid was responding from Mayfield and began suppression operations at that address along with Fire District 9 and Mulvane Fire Departments. Both the South F and West 8th structures suffered significant fire damage. The apartment building at 217/219 West 4th had minimal fire damage. All three fires are considered intentionally set and are under investigation.


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Terrence Dean Nichols
Terrence Dean Nichols (T.D.) was born and raised here in Wellington, KS. After graduating from Wellington High School in 2008 Terrence focused on his photography and skateboarding while working small part time jobs. Terrence enjoyed working with kids as a Paraprofessional at Washington Elementary for 3 years Before becoming the videographer/film editor for Studio 55 in early 2017.