No injuries Thursday in house fire in Ward Meade neighborhood

By Phil Anderson
Topeka Capital Journal – September 20, 2018

No injuries were reported after crews knocked down a smoky house fire early Thursday in the Ward Meade neighborhood of north-central Topeka.

The blaze was reported at 6:32 a.m. at a single-story residence at 106 S.W. Clay.

First-arriving crews reported a fire on the home’s porch. Firefighters a short time later found the blaze had made its way into the home’s attic, said Topeka Fire Department Battalion Chief Chuck Gatewood.

Firefighters were told upon their arrival that the home’s occupants had made it outside safely. Fire crews searched the residence to confirm no one was inside.

Crews “made a quick response with a quick knockdown,” and the fire had been declared out as of 7:30 a.m., Gatewood said.

A Topeka fire investigator was on the scene to determine the cause of the blaze.

 

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