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Three hurt in house fire near 21st, Oliver

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at 8:18 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at 12:40 p.m.

An adult and two children were hurt in a house fire that displaced a family of 10 early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The fire was reported at 3:39 a.m. in the 4800 block of East Arlene, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. That’s next to Oliver north of 21st Street in the Chisholm Creek neighborhood.

Fire crews found a large fire in the master bedroom of the house when they arrived, fire Capt. Stuart Bevis said.

“Several occupants had to escape out of first-floor or basement windows,” he said in an e-mail response to questions.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage was set at $65,000 to the 1,200-square-foot, three-bedroom house, which was built in 1975.

Nine people were at home at the time of the fire – eight of them children, Bevis said. Their mother was not home at the time of the fire.

Three people were taken to the burn unit of Via Christi Hospital St. Francis with injuries that are not critical, Bevis said. A fourth person declined treatment at the scene.

The Red Cross was called out to assist the family.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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