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Wellington Fire Department assists with wildfires in Kansas

Create: 03/08/2017 - 15:00

On the latest episode of Show and Shel, Wellington Fire/EMS Chief, Tim Hay talks about the local fire department assisting with the wildfires across the State as well as some reminders about Daylight Savings Time this weekend.

Watch the entire episode in the video below and on local cable channel 55.

Wellington Fire/EMS talks Daylight Savings Time

Create: 03/07/2017 - 09:19

WELLINGTON, Kan. -  A reminder to residents to change household smoke and carbon monoxide alarms batteries this weekend when Daylight Saving Time begins.

Clocks in North America “spring forward” one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. Consider your household  alarms to be the most important clocks that need to be changed. Having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save your life, and help keep your family and your property safe from fire and carbon monoxide.

Fundraiser for fire department set for this weekend

Create: 01/17/2017 - 15:39

Chris Cakes of Wichita will be in Wellington on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Safety Complex serving pancakes as a part of a fundraiser for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for kids, and it's all you can eat pancakes and sausage. For more information watch the latest episode of Show and Shel in the video above or on local cable channel 55.

Fire at TECT causes $20,000 in damage

Create: 12/28/2016 - 10:54

The Wellington Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at TECT, 1515 N. A St. shortly after 9 a.m. on Dec. 27.

Upon arrival, a small amount of smoke was coming from between where two buildings are attached.

An interior team made entry and found heavy smoke and fire in an area of the building where there were offices and bathrooms. With the assistance of a fire sprinkler head, firefighters extinguished the fire quickly.

Fire at power plant causes city-wide blackout

Create: 11/10/2016 - 13:17

The main transformer caught on fire at the City of Wellington power plant, 504 S. Blaine on Thursday shortly after noon. There were no injuries, but the entire town is without power.

The city is working to get some parts in order to restore electricity. City officials say the power could be out for "a couple hours."

They added that anyone with medical needs should call the fire department for assistance 326-7443. As to what caused the fire, Mayor Shelley Hansel has confirmed it was a squirrel.

Labor Day vehicle fire

Create: 09/06/2016 - 10:42

Wellington Fire and EMS responded to a “multiple vehicle fire” on Labor Day. There were no injuries but damages are estimated to be around $320,000.

It happened at milepost 23 on the I-35 just before 4 p.m. on Sept. 5. Emergency crews arrived at the scene of a recreational vehicle fire with a fully engulfed trailer being pulled by a recreational vehicle with a car and two motorcycles inside. The rear half of the recreational vehicle was also on fire. The blaze also started a small grass fire which firefighters were able to get under control using two hand lines.  

Two fires in Wellington June 8

Create: 06/09/2016 - 09:37

The Wellington Fire and EMS Department responded to two small structure fires on June 8.

At 4:22 p.m. The first fire was reported at 705 N. Jefferson, property owned by Marcia Dugan. Firefighters arrived to find two outdoor storage sheds on fire. It didn't take long to get the flames under control, but there was a $5,000 loss to sheds and their contents. The cause of this fire is undetermined, states a press release from the fire department.

Wildland Fire Safety

Create: 06/08/2016 - 11:11

WELLINGTON, Kan. - Most people consider wildland fires in forest areas but that is not true. Wildland fires happen right here in Sumner County and the City of Wellington. Open fields of grass or crops present dangers to structures and other items stored on the property. Every year Wellington Fire/EMS respond to several grass or crop fires that spread to structures, vehicles and other items resulting in damage. If you live in a rural area or next to an open field please take time to consider the information below.

Homeowners

Fire danger high this week for Sumner County

Create: 04/04/2016 - 08:25

Sumner County is included in a fire weather watch beginning tomorrow, April 5 for areas along and to the west of I-35 and I-135.

In the picture below, areas in the yellow shaded area are considered an extreme fire danger by the National Weather Service, this area includes the western edge of Sumner County – outdoor burning is greatly discouraged. In the blue shaded area there is a very high grassland fire danger.

Barber County smoke drifts through Sumner County

Create: 03/24/2016 - 08:25

The Wellington Fire/Police Department would like to notified Wellington citizens that the heavy smell of smoke occurring in the Wellington area is associated with grassland fires in the Barber County, Kansas area. Reports indicate the fire began in Oklahoma on Monday and has burned into Kansas. With the numerous acres burned a large of amount of smoke has been generated and carried into Sumner County and the City of Wellington.

With the heavy smell and presence of smoke, unless you see flames, please do not notify 911.

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