Fire at 503 NW Lyman

By Greg Palmer
WIBW – November 30, 2015

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Photo by J Downing

Officials told 13 NEWS that there was no foul play suspected in a Wednesday night fire that gutted a north Topeka business.

Dispatch informed 13 NEWS that reports of a fire began coming in just after 8:00 p.m. for the building at 503 NW Lyman.

13 NEWS has confirmed that the location of Wrench It Automotive.

When firefighters arrived, they encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the building.

After searching the building, they came out with two dogs, one of the dogs was unresponsive, but crews were able to revive the dog, which was later taken to a veterinarian for care.

The other dog was not injured, however a turtle kept in the building did die in the fire.

Fire crews were able to get the blaze under control within 30 minutes and had it completely contained in less than an hour.

There is no word on the cause of the fire and no foul play is suspected.

Officials told 13 NEWS that the loss is estimated at $30,000

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