One person was taken to a Wichita hospital and numerous residents are seeking alternative housing after a fire broke out at Indian Guide Apartments shortly after 8 a.m.
A dispatcher could be heard urging a resident to get out of the building as Peabody, Florence, and Hillsboro fire departments were being dispatched at 8:10 a.m. to the complex in the 500 block of N. Vine St.
Evacuated residents were taken to Peabody Senior Center for temporary shelter. American Red Cross representatives were expected to join volunteers to contact relatives and make arrangements for alternative housing.
Emergency transmissions from the scene indicated one individual’s condition as “code red,” indicating serious and possibly life-threatening condition. They were taken by Peabody ambulance to Via Christi – St. Francis in Wichita. No additional details are available at this time.
A firefighter at the scene reported the fire was under control at 8:40 a.m.
Peabody police chief Bruce Burke confirmed the fire started in an apartment. Two state fire marshal investigators were en route to assist with determining the cause of the fire.