- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at a group home for the developmentally disabled adults that left one person dead.

The fire broke out Thursday afternoon at an Easterseals Capper home in Arkansas City.

Fire Chief Bobby Wolfe said Friday that 32-year-old Andrew Goodnight died of injuries suffered in the fire. Wolfe said a staff member was injured trying to help Goodnight, who had Down Syndrome and autism. He was the only resident unable to escape the fire.

One firefighter was treated and released at a hospital for injuries from the fire.

No other serious injuries were reported.



Wolfe says investigators will use an arson dog but there are no early indications that the fire was set intentionally. State fire officials are helping with the investigation

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