The City of Topeka Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 712 SW Clay Street shortly after 10:16 Sunday night.
When they arrived, crews found light smoke and fire coming from the rear of the house. Both primary and secondary searches of the house found no one inside.
During the course of the fire the house was reported to fire crews as being vacant. The fire was quickly extinguished.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and damage was placed at $20,000.