UPDATE: Friday, September 30, 2011
A family pet is credited for saving a local family after a fire broke out in their West Wichita home.
Crews were called to the fire in the 300 block S. Wind Rows around 4 a.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames showing from the back of the home. They managed to get the fire under control quickly.
A dog alerted the family about the fire. Four people living inside the home managed to escape. One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but officials said the blaze started on the deck. Damage is estimated at $100,000.
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September 30, 2011
An early Friday morning house fire sends one man to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The fire started at about 4:00 Friday morning in the 300 block of South Wind Rows.
Crews believe the fire started on the outside of the home. Two people were inside when the fire began. They were able to make it out of the home safely but a man did have to be taken to the hospital to be treated for some smoke inhalation.
As crews were fighting the fire, part of the roof did collapse. This forced fire crews to continue fighting the fire from the outside of the home.
A cause of the fire is still unknown but crews say there was extensive damage.