Arson suspected in 2 Topeka garage fires

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department are investigating following two garage fires in Topeka Monday morning.

TFD says crews responded to a garage fire at 3:44 a.m. at 1218 SW MacVicar. A resident told fire crews he woke up and noticed the electricity in his house was shut off. While inspecting the breaker panel they noticed the detached garage on fire and called 911. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

A short time before, the Topeka Fire Department was leaving the scene of another detached garage fire at 1534 SW Randolph.

Early investigation indicates the cause of the fire at 1218 SW MacVicar to be undetermined and that foul play is suspected. The fire at 1534 SW Randolph Ave. was intentionally set.

Both fires had $5,000 in damage.

Any individuals with information about the circumstances of this fire are being asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at (785)234-0007 or Toll Free at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).




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