Central Topeka house fire causes minor damage

By Luke Ranker
Topeka Capital Journal – March 19, 2018

Photo by Luke Ranker

Topeka fire crews made quick work Saturday evening of locating and dousing a small fire in the walls of a house near downtown Topeka.

Residents saw smoke and called 911 before exiting the house just before 6:20 p.m. When crews arrived, they spotted light smoke coming from some windows, but no flames were visible.

In less than an hour, firefighters extinguished “a little fire in the walls and attic” of the two-story house, Topeka Fire Department shift commander Dan Macke said.

Firefighters continued to check the home for possible fire extensions. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Though visible signs of the fire were gone by 7 p.m., a strong smoky smell lingered in the neighborhood.


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