Fire to garage on S.W. 17th does $10K in damage; cause undetermined

Topeka Capital Journal – February 17, 2017

Topeka Firefighters battled a fire to a detached garage structure on Thursday evening in central Topeka that caused an estimated dollar loss of $10,000.

The fire occurred around 7:30 pm. at 1530 S.W. 17th, just north of Washburn University.

Fire crews upon arrival found heavy fire coming from the garage at the rear of the residence.

Authorities said an attack was made on the fire, keeping it contained to the structure of fire origin. However, the garage sustained extensive fire damage.

A preliminary investigation indicates the fire origin to be within the living room of the property. The cause remains undetermined.

The dollar loss was all structural. There was no content loss, authorities said.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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