Man sustains critical burns in Wichita apartment fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been taken to a hospital in critical condition after sustaining burns in an apartment fire in the northeast part of the city.

The Wichita Eagle reports that firefighters found a 41-year-old man trapped inside a one-story apartment Saturday night. Fire Battalion Chief Ernie Schuler says the man was in his bed, and crews think he had mobility problems.

Emergency medical services units transported the man to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in critical condition. Schuler says the victim suffered second- to third-degree burns.

The fire caused $10,000 in structural damage and $5,000 in property damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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