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Man critical after fire in west Wichita

WICHITA — One person was critically injured tonight in a fire in west Wichita.

Emergency dispatchers said the fire was reported at a home in the 2600 block of West McCormick at 8:23 p.m.

The victim, a 55-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis for treatment of smoke inhalation, dispatchers said.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze and are trying to determine the cause.

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