Child with a lighter causes Topeka townhouse fire

By Tiernan Shank
WIBW – March 19, 2018

A child playing with a lighter ignited a fire inside a Topeka townhouse late Sunday morning.

Fire crews responded to 3016 SW Mareta Circle shortly before 11:30 a.m. When they arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the home.

Everyone inside was able to escape unharmed.

Crews quickly extinguished the fire and were able to keep all damage contained to one of the four units of the complex.

The estimated loss is $30,000.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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