WICHITA, Kan. - A man critically injured in a Friday apartment fire in east Wichita has died.
Wichita fire crews were called to the Eagle Creek Apartments on East Lincoln, near Webb, just before 1:30 a.m. The man in his forties was taken to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation, where he later died.
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.