Wichita firefighter suffers minor injuries in fire

One Injured in Morning Fire near George Washington and Lincoln.

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita firefighter received injuries to his upper body in a Monday morning fire.

Just after 4 a.m., fire crews were called to a house fire in the 400 block of South Poplar.

Firefighters arrived to smoke and flames coming from the back of the home.

“They also encountered arcing power lines which delayed the beginning of the firefight. While addressing the power lines, we began looking for the lone occupant who self-evacuated,” said Fire Chief Ron Blackwell, Wichita Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  The firefighter was transported to the hospital, treated, and released.

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