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.