Man injured when his home goes up in flames in south Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A man suffered burns during a fire in south Wichita early Friday morning.

The Wichita Fire Department responded to a building fire in the 1800 block of South Topeka, near Harry and Broadway, after 6 a.m.

The Wichita Fire Department said a shed attached to a garage was on fire. Firefighters say a man had been living in the shed and burned his hands and back trying to put out the fire.

“It appears to be some sort of lean-to next to the garage,” WFD Captain Stephen Runyan said. “We have a, what was intended to be a garage that has been converted into some living space so, very small, you know, one room type of situation.”

When firefighters arrived, the victim was outside of the garage. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition, but by noon Friday, he was already released from the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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