Two men were hospitalized after being burned in a fire at a north Wichita house Tuesday night, authorities said.
The fire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Woodland, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said. That’s northwest of Arkansas and 29th Street North.
The men were welding copper pipes in a crawl space when the torch ignited surrounding combustibles, fire Lt. Chris Dugan said.
The victims, ages 52 and 56, were taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis for treatment of burns and released. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire in less than 15 minutes, the dispatcher said.
Damage to the house was estimated at $5,000, Dugan said.