RV fire spreads to northeast Topeka house

Katie Moore
Topeka Capital Journal – March 13, 2018

A fire that started in a recreational vehicle Monday spread to a residence, causing more than $77,000 in damage.

The incident was reported shortly after 4:30 p.m. at 526 N.E. Burgess, the Topeka Fire Department said in a news release.

A person driving by alerted the occupant of the residence and 911 was notified.

Fire crews found heavy smoke coming from an RV in the backyard. The blaze spread from the vehicle and burned into the residence through the attic spaces.

The RV was consumed and there was substantial damage to the dwelling, the fire department said.

The preliminary investigation indicates the fire was accidental and likely caused by the failure or malfunction of an energized space heater being used in the RV.

The fire caused $45,000 in damage to the residence and $25,000 to its contents. Another $7,500 was associated with the loss of the RV, according to TFD.


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