Two injured in early morning house fire

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DERBY, Kan. (KSNW) – Two people are injured following a house fire early Monday morning. It happened around 4:45 a.m. in the 500 block of Lakeview Dr. in Derby.

Sedgwick County Dispatch confirms one person is in critical condition.

When the call came through, there was a concern of people being trapped inside which turned the situation from simply attacking a fire to a search and rescue.

Firefighters searched the whole house for possible victims. The home was a two story house.

Firefighters found an elderly man in the kitchen of the home, and he was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

A firefighter also suffered a sprained ankle.