Fire in northwest Wichita critically injures woman
Jacob Weston and Penny Kiryk
A woman was rushed to the Via Christi Hospital - St. Francis burn unit in critical condition Tuesday morning. Firefighters rescued her from a house fire in the 1500 block of N. Westgate, near 13th and Maize.
Wichita Fire Marshal Brad Crisp said a neighbor spotted the smoke and called it in just before 9 a.m. Firefighters were on scene quickly, removing the woman from the house and getting the fire under control.
Crisp said the fire was not large, and was contained to a main-floor bedroom. There was about $20,000 in damage to the home.
Investigators are still working to pinpoint what started the fire.