Man seriously injured Wednesday in intentionally set southwest Topeka truck fire

By Phil Anderson
Topeka Capital Journal – September 12, 2018

A 35-year-old man was transported to a Topeka hospital early Wednesday with serious injuries after he was burned when his truck caught fire in front of his house in southwest Topeka, authorities said.

Topeka Fire officials said a preliminary investigation indicates the fire cause to be intentionally set.

According to Topeka Fire Marshal Mike Martin, crews were called to a vehicle fire at 2426 S.W. Ancaster just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. The address is about four blocks east of Indian Hills Road and just west of Cypress Ridge Golf Course.

Martin said first-arriving crews found a small grass fire next to a vehicle that was no longer on fire.

Firefighters located a man who had suffered burns at the scene.

The man suffered burns to his face, arms and legs in the incident, police said. He was transported to a local hospital by American Medical Response ambulance and was reported to be in stable condition around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The estimated dollar loss of the vehicle was $30,000. Topeka police assisted with the incident.


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