Man rescued from garage fire late Sunday night by 4 Wichita police officers

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A 42-year-old man was taken to a hospital late Sunday night after being trapped in a garage on fire.

Wichita police responded to a home near 21st and Oliver about a “suspicious” person and burglary in progress.

When police arrived, they learned the suspect retreated and barricaded himself into another smaller room in a detached garage. Officers attempted to remove him from the room, and they discovered a fire had been set. 

Officers and firefighters were able to get him out. He was taken to a hospital with potentially critical injuries.

Four police officers were also treated for smoke inhalation. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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