Man, 58, critically injured in garage fire near Haysville

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A garage fire near a Wichita suburb has left a 58-year-old man in critical condition.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the fire crews were called Wednesday night to the 24-by-24-foot detached garage south of Haysville. Stewart Segraves, a division chief at Sedgwick County Fire, described the victim as a caretaker for the property.

He had burns on his leg, and Segraves estimated his body was approximately 9 percent burned. He was transported in critical condition to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis. Segraves said he did not think the man’s injuries were life-threatening but noted that “burn injuries can cause months and months of rehab.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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