Fireworks reignite in trash container, destroy house on S.W. Gisborne Lane

By Tim Hrenchir
Topeka Capital Journal – July 5, 2018

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Fireworks reignited early Thursday in a trash container up against a house just southwest of Topeka, igniting a raging blaze that spread to the house and destroyed it, authorities said.

No one was hurt in the fire at 3017 S.W. Gisborne Lane, in an area north of Lake Sherwood, said Tony Celeste, an investigator with the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Both residents of the house escaped after their smoke detector awakened them, he said.

Firefighters then entered the burning building and rescued a dog and cat, Celeste added.

He said the blaze also damaged two vehicles, which were in the house’s driveway.

The house is located in Mission Township, just outside Topeka city limits.

Firefighters from the Mission and Topeka fire departments were sent to the scene after the blaze was reported at 2:38 a.m., said a dispatcher for the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center.


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