Crews respond to fire early Tuesday in East Topeka

By Phil Anderson
Topeka Capital Journal – June 26, 2018

Topeka fire crews made quick work of a backyard fire early Tuesday on the city’s east side.

Firefighters reported heavy smoke around 7:25 a.m. in the area of the 200 block of S.E. Klein. The location is just east of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks and just south of the railroad’s shops.

Topeka Fire Department officials said at the scene that the smoke was coming from a fire that was confined to a pit in the backyard of a residence at 229 S.E. Klein.

Fire officials said in addition to tree limbs, it appeared wire was being burned in the pit.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze, and an individual at the scene was advised not to burn the materials.

Smoke could be seen for several blocks to the south.

Crews cleared the scene around 7:35 a.m.


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