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For Immediate Release

November 8, 2017, 2017




902 NE Winfield Ave. Structure Fire Incident


TOPEKA, Kan. –The Topeka Fire Department Responded to a structure fire located at 902 NE Winfield Ave., Topeka Kansas just after 10:00 AM on Wednesday November 8, 2017.  Upon arrival, fire crews found the single story wood framed residential structure with heavy smoke and flames. Firefighters began a offensive fire attack and protected the surrounding structures, keeping it confined to the structure of fire origin. Firefighters performed a search of the structure and found no occupants.


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, (intentionally set).
  • Estimated dollar loss – $36,000.00 (Thirty Six Thousand Dollars); $16,000.00 (Sixteen Thousand Dollars) structural loss and $20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Dollars) contents loss.
  • The initial response to this fire involved Three (3) Engine Companies, Two (2) Truck Companies, One (1) Battalion Chief, One (1) Shift Commander and an Investigator.
  • Assisting agencies at this incident included the Topeka Police Department, Kansas Gas Service, Westar Energy and the Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross.


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).