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Serious burns suffered in house fire

A 53-year old woman went to the hospital with serious burns as firefighters battled a house fire in the 5700 block of North Meridian this evening.

The call came into Sedgwick County emergency dispatch at 8 p.m., a supervisor said.

Wichita fire battalion chief Andy Cole said when firefighters arrived seven minutes later they found the woman on the front lawn. Cole said the woman appeared to have burns to her face.

Crews were still trying to get the fire under control 30 minutes later and had the fire out before 9 p.m.

The woman was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis. No condition was available Monday night.

Fire investigators were trying to determine what caused the blaze. Cole estimated the fire caused at least $60,000 damage.

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