WICHITA, Kansas – A Wichita man is in critical condition after his apartment caught fire early Friday morning.
Around 1:24 a.m., crews were called out to Eagle Creek Apartments on East Lincoln near Webb Road.
Battalion Chief Joe Bickle says a neighbor saw smoke coming from the apartment.
Firefighters found a man inside a bedroom over come by smoke.
He was taken to Via Christi for smoke inhalation.
Bickle says careless smoking is to blame, setting a recliner in the living room on fire and spreading smoke through out the apartment.
Firefighters were able to prevent flames from spreading to other units.
The fire caused up to $15,000 in damages. No one else was hurt.