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Woman dies from injuries in May 1 mobile home fire, captain says

Deputies injured in southwest Wichita fire when trying to make arrest

Two Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a fire at a southwest Wichita mobile home Tuesday night while trying to make an arrest.
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Two Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a fire at a southwest Wichita mobile home Tuesday night while trying to make an arrest.

The woman thought to have intentionally set a fire while two Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were serving a search warrant has died from injuries related to the fire, Wichita fire Capt. Jose Ocadiz said on Monday.

The deputies had gone to the southwest Wichita mobile home in 2000 block of West MacArthur, near Meridian, at about 8:30 p.m. on May 1 to make an arrest on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation, Sheriff's Capt. Mark Pierce said at the scene of the fire.

When the deputies arrived, they spent about five minutes knocking on the front and back doors before there was an answer, Pierce said. When one of the three people inside answered the front door, they told the deputies that the person they were looking for was inside.

About 30 seconds after the door was opened, Pierce said a fire started inside the home.

"After investigation of the fire area, it was determined that the fire was intentionally set when the Sedgwick County sheriff officer was attempting to serve a search warrant," Ocadiz said.

Investigators think Kimberly Shock, 48, set the fire, Ocadiz said. She died from her injuries this weekend.

There were two other patients from the fire.

One was a deputy who was treated for smoke inhalation and released that same evening. The other patient was a 36-year-old man who received second-degree burns on his right arm and hand. He was released a few days after the fire.

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