Advertisement

2 critically injured in apartment fire near downtown Wichita

Two people were critically hurt Tuesday morning in an apartment fire near downtown Wichita.
Two people were critically hurt Tuesday morning in an apartment fire near downtown Wichita.(KWCH)
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 6:07 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: One of two people injured in an early morning apartment fire near downtown Wichita is out of the hospital.

Firefighters had to pull a woman from the apartment building near Kellogg and Hydraulic. She has since been released from the hospital. A man jumped from the burning building and remains in the hospital for observation.

One cat died in the fire and a dog suffered a burn to the snout. Two other animals made it out okay.

Two apartments were damaged in the fire. Investigators say they don’t have a cause for the but consider it accidental. The fire caused about $100,000 in damages.

Two people are in critical condition after an apartment fire near downtown Wichita early Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to the report of a fire with people trapped near Kellogg and Hydraulic around 2:30 a.m. They arrived and found heavy fire and smoke.

Firefighters pulled one person from an apartment. A second person jumped out of the apartment. Both were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Firefighters revived a dog that was found unresponsive in the home. Two cats were also in the home. One died and the other survived

Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire. Two of the six apartments in that building are now unlivable; one of them because of fire damage, the other because of water damage.

Copyright 2021 KWCH. All rights reserved.