Burglary leads to fire, injuring 4 officers, man in garage

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 11:39 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A man is hospitalized in critical condition after a burglary led to a fire that also caused minor injuries to four Wichita police officers.

Police say the officers responded Sunday night to a 911 call about a burglary in progress inside a home’s detached garage. A news release from police states arriving officers found that the garage entry was barricaded from the inside. Officers eventually got inside and discovered a man had locked himself into a smaller room, where a fire had been set.

Officers used fire extinguishers to put out the blaze and rescue the man. The officers were treated and released due to smoke inhalation.

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