Arson suspected in College Hill house fire

By Ryan Ogle
WIBW – March 6, 2017



Authorities suspect arson in a Sunday night house fire in Topeka’s College Hill neighborhood.

The Topeka Fire Department was called around 9 p.m. to the fire at 1525 SW Washburn Ave.

According to a release, crews arrived and saw the north side of the three-story home engulfed in flames.

Firefighters rushed inside to begin an offensive attack and were able to keep the flames from spreading to surrounding structures.

The preliminary investigation indicates the fire was intentionally set.

The house was empty and no injuries were reported.

The blaze caused more than $28,000 in structural damages and forced police to shut down streets surrounding the house for several hours.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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