Explosion, Smoke and Sirens Sunday Afternoon Near 17th & Washington

An explosion, with enough concussion to get your attention if you lived nearby, occurred Sunday afternoon around 2:00PM in or near the alley between Washington & “C” St, just north of 17th. Police and fire units responded to the scene as black smoke boiled upward with some ferocity. Once engaged, the WFD distinguished the fire without apparent incident.

No official word on the cause or circumstance, one bystander indicated he was told someone was working on a vehicle near that area when the explosion and subsequent fire occurred. No ambulances were observed at the scene, no injuries apparently resulted, which is good!

Watch for updated information here as it’s received. 


Steve Sturgis

Author: Steve Sturgis

Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.