Early morning house fire causes estimated $20K damage

A central Topeka house fire has caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, according to the Topeka Fire Department.
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 11:24 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A central Topeka house fire has caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, according to the Topeka Fire Department.

Topeka fire crews were called to respond to a house fire, located at 1619 SW Filmore St., Thursday morning, August 11, just after 5 a.m. Once fire crews arrived, firefighters discovered smoking coming from a two-story home. Upon arrival, fire crews found learned the sole occupant had self-evacuated prior to their arrival.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and performed a preliminary search of the home. Upon investigation, the fire caused an estimated cost of $20,000 in damage. About $15,000 in damage was lost in structural damages and $5,000 of contents lost.

The cause of the fire is currently undetermined following the investigation.

The Topeka Fire Department says that no working smoke detectors were located within the structure.

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