Topeka firefighters work early morning fire in SW Topeka

House  fire

The City of Topeka Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at the  1300 block of SW Western Ave, 2:40 Tuesday morning.

Upon arrival fire crews found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the residence.  Fire crews searched the residence and found no one inside; the fire was quickly extinguished.

The City of Topeka Fire Department Investigations Unit responded to the scene.
They are saying the cause of the fire was the main electrical feed to the house and is currently accidental.

The total estimated damages are $42,000 with $20,000 in damage to the structure and $22,000 damage to contents.

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