Wichita Falls man in critical condition after house fire Monday night

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WICHITA FALLS(KFDX/KJTL) –– A Wichita Falls man is in critical condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas after a house fire Monday night.

Wichita Falls firefighters were called to the 1200 block of North 7th Street around 8 p.m. Officials reported seeing fire coming from the front of the one-story home. According to a release from Assistant Fire Marshal James Gowen, the fire was quickly extinguished with one person taken to the hospital for injuries.

Amanda Chandler said her husband, Cesar Napoleon Opela, 33, was injured in the fire. Chandler said the fire started in the living room and seem to only burn in that area. She said her husband was sleeping on the couch at the time of the fire.

The father of three, whose birthday is just three days away, flown by care flight to Parkland on Tuesday due to internal burns and injuries, according to his wife.

There is GoFundMe Page set for Opelea and his family here.

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