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Man rescued from Oklahoma City house fire Wednesday remains in critical condition

Alvin Fleander Jr., 41, was listed in critical condition Friday, a spokeswoman for Integris Baptist Medical Center said. He was rescued from an Oklahoma City house fire on Wednesday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm •  Published: April 5, 2013

A man who was rescued from a house fire Wednesday remained in critical condition Friday at Integris Baptist Medical Center, spokeswoman Brooke Cayot said.

Alvin Fleander Jr., 41, is not in the hospital's burn unit because his injuries are related more to smoke inhalation than burns, Cayot said.

Fleander was injured after he set multiple fires in his rental house and barricaded himself inside, fire Deputy Chief Marc Woodard said.

The fire was reported about 2:05 p.m. Wednesday at 2524 NW 23.

Firefighters were able to pull Fleander from the house on their second attempt. He was resuscitated at the scene, but did not regain consciousness, Woodard said.