1113 SE 43rd St. Structure Fire Incident

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2018

1113 SE 43rd St. Structure Fire Incident

TOPEKA, Kan. –The Topeka Fire Department Responded to a structure fire located at 1112 SW Woodward Ave., Topeka Kansas just after 12:00 PM on Thursday February 1, 2018. Upon arrival, fire crews found the two story wooden frame residential structure with fire showing from the exterior. Firefighters began an offensive fire attack and extinguished the fire.

A Topeka Fire Department Investigation’s Unit responded to this incident to determine the origin and cause for the fire. The following is a brief summary;

  • Preliminary investigation indicates the fire cause to be incendiary, associated with a malfunctioning fire place.
  • Estimated dollar loss – $5,000.00 (Five Thousand Dollars) of which all is associated with structural loss.
  • The initial response to this fire involved Three (3) Engine Companies, Two (2) Truck Companies, One (1) Battalion Chief and an Investigator.
  • Working smoke detectors were located within the home.