Fresh towels cause fire at local retirement community

By James Ryan
KSNT – October 30, 2018


More than a dozen neighbors were evacuated after a fire at their retirement community.

Topeka Fire was called to Lexington Park Independent Living at 1011 SW Cottonwood Court just before 2:30 Tuesday morning.

When they arrived firefighters found a fire in the lobby and smoke filling the building.

Neighbors were evacuated for around an hour while firefighters put out the fire and aired out the building.

No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators determined that the fire was caused by hot towels fresh out of the dryer.

The towels were sat on a bench in the lobby. The heat from the towels caught the bench on fire and the fire traveled up the wall.

No other damage has been reported.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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