TOPEKA, Kan. –The Topeka Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire located at 2423 SE 10th Ave. Topeka, Kansas shortly before 5:30 PM on Friday March 02, 2018. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy fire coming the first floor and exterior covered porch areas. A primary search for occupants was conducted and the dwelling found to be vacant at the time of the fire. The occupants returned to the scene shortly after the discovery of the fire and confirmed that no one was in the home. The fire was extinguished keeping it contained to the structure of fire origin, but not before the dwelling sustained substantial damage.
A Topeka Fire Department Investigation’s Unit responded to this incident to assist in determining the origin and cause for the fire. The following is a brief summary;
- Preliminary investigation indicates the cause of the fire as Undetermined; pending further investigation.
- Estimated dollar loss – $30,000 (Thirty Thousand Dollars); $15,000 to the structure and $15,000 to contents.
- The initial response to this fire involved Three (3) Engine Companies, Two (2) Truck Companies, Two (2) Battalion Chiefs and an Investigator.
- Smoke alarms were present within the structure.
Any individuals with information about the circumstances of this fire are being asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at (785)234-0007 or Toll Free at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).