(MEDICINE LODGE, Kan.) — A Medicine Lodge man received critical burns from an apartment fire overnight. The fire started around 2:30 Thursday morning in the 600 block of east Curry Lane.
A man in one of the apartments was unable to get out quickly and received significant burns. An ambulance drove him to a Wichita hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Authorities helped rescue other residents. Medicine Lodge police officer Ryan McNeil says he and a firefighter arrived at the burning apartment and saw a man on the second floor trying to get out. He says they yelled for the man to kick out the window. The firefighter and officer found a ladder and helped rescue the man along with other residents in the apartment complex.
The Kansas Fire Marshal is now investigating how this fire started.