Trees, grass found burning near crematorium

By Tim Hrenchir
Topeka Capital Journal – February 17, 2017

Topeka firefighters responding to a report of a fire at a crematorium Friday said they found trees and grass burning just outside that building.

No one was hurt in the blaze outside Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Midtown Chapel, 1321 S.W. 10th.

Firefighters were called at 1:26 p.m to the scene, a Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center dispatcher said.

Firefighters put out the blaze after it burned trees and grass just outside the building, said Capt. Jim Seichepine of the Topeka Fire Department. The fire didn’t get into the structure, he said.

A fire department investigator was being called to the scene to determine the fire’s cause and origin, which hadn’t yet been determined, Seichepine said.


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