East Wichita apartment fire injures one

KAKE – March 21, 2014

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Fire broke out early Friday at an east Wichita apartment complex, leaving one man in critical condition at a hospital.

Crews were called around 1:25 a.m. to the Eagle Creek Apartments on East Lincoln, near Webb.  Battalion Chief Joe Bickle says firefighters found a man in one unit overcome by smoke.  That middle-aged man was carried out, and taken to a hospital with smoke inhalation.

Bickle says the apartment now is considered unlivable:  Firefighters worked quickly to keep the flames from spreading to other units.

The fire seemed to start in a living room, then spread smoke to a bedroom.  The cause of the fire was uncertain Friday morning.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster