By Associated Press - Monday, February 11, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita fire officials say a man suffered serious injuries when he fell from a third-floor hotel window after a fire that appeared to be intentionally set.

Wichita Fire Department Lt. Jose Ocadiz said the man was hanging from the window when firefighters arrived Sunday at a Best Western in south Wichita, but the man fell before responders could help him.

The Wichita Eagle reports firefighters contained most of the fire to the room where it began.

Ocadiz said the fire was intentionally set.

The injured man was the only person in the hotel room.

The fire caused $100,000 in structural damage and $25,000 in content damage. Ocadiz said most of the damage was from the sprinkler system.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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