Authorities identify man who died in house fire Friday

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities identified the 72-year-old victim in a house fire Friday night as Charles E. Wilson. It happened in the 3100 block of North Woodland in an apartment.

Fire crews did not initially see any smoke. Smoke was next seen coming from a small house behind the main house. When crews entered the house, they found the victim in a recliner.

The cause was determined to be accidental smoking while on oxygen. The fire caused about $3,000 in damage.  The fire is the third fatal fire this year in Wichita.

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