TOPEKA, Kan. –The Topeka Fire Department responded to a report of an unknown fire located at 950 SW Lindenwood Ave., just after 3:30 AM on Wednesday July 18, 2018. Upon arrival, fire crews found a single story wood framed detached garage structure fully involved with fire. Firefighters began an offensive fire attack and protected the surrounding structures.
The Topeka Fire Department Investigation’s Unit responded to this incident to perform an origin and cause scene investigation. The following is a brief summary;
- Preliminary investigation indicates the fire cause to be incendiary, (intentionally set).
- Estimated dollar loss – $10,000.00 all of which is associated with structural loss.
- The response to this fire involved 3 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Aerial Ladder Company, 1Battalion Chief, 1 Shift Commander and 1 Investigator.
- No working smoke detectors were located within the garage 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).