Topeka Fire Department responds on Sunday morning to two fires in North Topeka

By Katie Moore
Topeka Capital Journal – May 22, 2017

Two separate fires on Sunday morning in North Topeka caused an estimated $55,000 in damage.

The first fire was reported just after 6 a.m. at 1118 N.E. Quincy, the Topeka Fire Department said in a news release.

Upon arrival, fire crews found the two-story, wood-framed residence heavily involved with fire. They began an offensive attack and kept the blaze contained to the structure. Eight occupants were able to self-evacuate, TFD said.

The fire’s cause is undetermined, pending further investigation.

It caused $35,000 in structural damage and $5,000 in content loss.

The second blaze was reported just after 10 a.m. at 844 N. Kansas Avenue, in the NOTO Arts District.

Fire crews saw smoke showing from the two-story masonry building when they arrived. The blaze was located in an office space above a restaurant, TFD said.

Firefighters began an offensive attack and kept the fire contained to the structure. All of the occupants self-evacuated. However two pet exotic birds died.

The fire’s cause is undetermined, pending further investigation.

The incident caused $10,000 in structural damage and $5,000 in content loss, the department said.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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