Crews battle fire Wednesday in North Topeka, rescue several cats

By Tim Hrenchir
Topeka Capital Journal – June 21, 2018

Photos by Tim Hrenchir

Topeka fire crews battled a house fire Wednesday afternoon in North Topeka and rescued several cats in the process.

Topeka Fire Department shift commander Christopher Herrera said the fire was reported at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday at 1029 N.E. Monroe. Herrera said firefighters believed the fire started on the second floor of the house, as most of the damage was there.

Herrera said the cause of the fire was unknown and an investigator was working at the scene. He noted the house was crowded inside because of the volume of items inside.

One person was inside the home at the time the fire started, and Herrera said it was believed the person might have suffered from smoke inhalation. When EMTs arrived, however, the person refused treatment.

Animal Control was at the house, as the owner had several cats. Herrera said firefighters had been able to locate and save many of them, but not all.

 

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