Topeka house fire likely caused by discarded smoking material

By Peyton Kraus
Topeka Capital Journal – July 9, 2018

Topeka fire crews extinguished a house fire Friday night while residents were away, an official said Saturday.

The fire was reported just after 9:30 p.m. at 220 S.W. Sanneman Drive, according to a news release. When crews arrived, they reported flames were visible at the back of the single-story, wood-framed house.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, and searches confirmed the home’s occupants weren’t home when the fire started.

Preliminary investigation showed the fire was accidental and probably caused by improperly discarded smoking material.

Structural damage was estimated at $2,000, with no content loss reported.

 

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