Cause of downtown Topeka fire remains under investigation

Homeowners face $30K in damages
Crews have blocked a downtown Topeka street as they battle a house fire.
Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 9:24 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The cause of a morning fire in downtown Topeka remains under investigation as homeowners face $30,000 in damages.

Officials with the Topeka Fire Department continue to respond to a house fire in the 300 block of SW Tyler St. on Wednesday morning, March 22.

The call was received around 9 a.m. and crews arrived to find a 2-story home with smoke coming out of the windows. A primary search of the residence found that no one was home.

Firefighters were using an aerial apparatus to battle the blaze. There were no reports of injuries.

The fire was extinguished, however, not before significant damage was done to the bedroom the fire had started in.

Officials said the cause of the fire remains undetermined and that the blaze cost the owners about $30,000. Working smoke detectors were found in the home.