Topeka fire crews fight another blaze at house damaged in December arson

By Katie Moore
Topeka Capital Journal – April 16, 2018

A fire Sunday caused significant damage to a detached garage at a residence where an intentionally set fire occurred in December.

The blaze was reported shortly after 5:05 p.m. at 2042 S.W. High, which is just west of the Washburn University campus.

The residence is vacant, Topeka fire shift commander Dan Macke said on the scene.

When fire crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the garage. The fire also damaged the siding on the house, siding on the house to the immediate north and some of the trees.

No one was injured in the incident, Macke said.

In December, a fire at the house caused $7,500 in damage. Investigators determined that blaze was intentionally set. Damage from that fire was still visible on the front of the house on Sunday.

Five fire engines responded to the scene Sunday. One of the westbound lanes on S.W. 21st was blocked by emergency vehicles as crews responded.


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