Several injured in morning apartment fire

WICHITA, Kansas – A two-alarm apartment fire early Wednesday morning sent several people to the hospital.

It broke out in the 4900 block of East Lincoln just before 2 a.m at the Parklane Alley Apartments.

Authorities say one person suffered critical injuries in the fire.

Several others suffered smoke inhalation.

Eight people were rescued by firefighters because they were on the top two floors.

A resident reported accidentally dumping her ash tray on the sofa earlier in the evening and woke up to smoke and flames.

There was also oxygen in the apartment.

The Red Cross has a shelter at Grace Lutheran Church in the 3300 block of East Pawnee.

Damage to the apartment is estimated at $200,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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