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


WICHITA, Kan. — 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 says 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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