238 SW Gage Blvd. The Pines Apartments Fire Incident

Topeka, Kan. – The Topeka Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 238 SW Gage Blvd. #308 Topeka, KS just before 3:00 PM on Sunday February 25, 2018.  Upon arrival, fire crews reported smoke showing from a rear apartment balcony.  The fire spread from apartment #308 to the balcony of apartment #312.  Fire crews extinguished the fire keeping it contained within the two balconies.

A Topeka Fire Department Investigation’s Unit responded to the fire scene to assist.

The Following is a brief summary from the Fire Investigation Unit;

  • Preliminary investigation indicates the fire cause to be Undetermined, pending further investigation.  The Origin of the fire was at the lower northeast corner of balcony #308.
  • Several of the neighbors were able to keep the fire small due to discharging available fire extinguishers.  One neighbor was able to jump onto the balcony and enter apartment #308 to retrieve two dogs that were heard barking inside.
  • No occupants were home at either apartment at the time of the reported fire.
  • There were no reported injuries associated with this fire incident.
  • Estimated structural dollar loss is $10,000.  No content dollar loss is associated with this fire, the fire did not breach the interior of any apartment.
  • This fire had a response of four (4) Engine Companies, two (2) Truck Companies, two (2) Chief Officers and an Investigator.