Wichita Child Dies in House Fire and Two Others Injured

A nine-year-old boy died and his mother and younger brother were seriously injured in a fire at a south Wichita home, reports wibw.com (http://bit.ly/1woUILE)

Wichita fire officials are trying to determine what caused the fire early Wednesday.

Wichita Fire Captain Stu Bevis says the 27-year-old woman and a 3- to 4-year-old child escaped through a window of the two-story home. Firefighters removed the 9-year-old from the home but he was dead at the scene.

A man who lives in the first floor of the home escaped unharmed. The older home was converted into four apartments.

KWCH-TV reports the fire caused significant damage to the living room of the one unit.

This is Wichita’s eighth fire death this year.

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