Fire damages SW Topeka apartment

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) The Topeka Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 5812 SW Candletree Drive just before 7 Thursday night.

Upon arrival, fire crews reported light smoke and fire coming from a second story window of a multi-Family apartment building.  The fire was extinguished keeping it contained to the apartment of fire origin however; the apartment directly below the fire sustained light water damage.  The occupants of the apartment were not home at the time and all other occupants of the building were able to self-evacuate.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but foul play is not suspected.  Damage was placed at $35,000.  The fire began along the west wall of the master bedroom according to the Topeka Fire Department.

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