One dead after early morning house fire

By A J Dome
WIBW – May 15, 2018

Photo by Eric Ives

One person is dead after a house fire early Tuesday morning in the Oakland area of Topeka.

Firefighters say they arrived shortly after midnight to a home in the 500 block of NE Strait. They say the home was fully involved in flames when they arrived.

The fire was brought under control quickly, but the contents of the home posed a challenge to fire crews.

Authorities say ammunition stored inside was reportedly going off when they got on scene. They also said the home was difficult to navigate inside due to clutter.

Upon investigating, firefighters found a deceased victim inside. Further details about the victim have not been released.

Authorities say investigators will be working to determine the cause of the fire.


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