Wichita Teen Battled Smoke, Flames To Save Sister

It was Friday the 13th this past February at a house on Jamesburg near 21st and Tyler Road.


Since the fire at Beth and Katie's home, some things have changed. There's a smoke detector now right outside Katie's new bedroom door. There's a new, large bedroom window to ease any escape.

Still, Katie doesn't feel completely secure in the basement. For a while after the fire, she would wake up every hour, look at the door, listen to every sound.

And there is another change in the home: Since the fire, not a single candle has been lighted.