Firefighter hospitalized after early morning blaze at vacant house on Grove

06/22/2013 9:09 AM

06/22/2013 1:10 PM

A Wichita firefighter was hospitalized Saturday morning after a blaze destroyed a vacant house in the1500 block of North Grove.

The firefighter suffered “possible heat-related issues” after helping to extinguish the fire, which was reported about 1:30 a.m., said Lt. Troy Thissen, a Wichita fire investigator. The firefighter was taken to Wesley Medical Center in serious condition, he said.

The house sustained $50,000 in damage, but what ignited the blaze remains under investigation, Thissen said Saturday. The flames created heat too intense for firefighters to enter the building, which was fully engulfed with fire when they arrived, he said.

Contributing: Bill Wilson of The Eagle.


Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service