Fatal Topeka house fire at 218 SW Tyler St.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Earlier this morning, the Topeka Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire.

Crews arrived just after 2:05 in the morning. When they arrived, visible smoke and flames were coming from both the first and second floors.

Crews forced entry into the residence and put out the fire.

They found one male died in the fire. The name of the fire victim is being withheld pending identification from the Coroner.

The Topeka Fire Department Investigator along with an Investigator from the State Fire Marshal Office conducted an investigation revealing the fire started in the front living room.

This fire is being listed as undetermined, pending further investigation.

According to the Topeka Fire Department, the estimated dollar loss is $15,000.00 in structural loss, as well as $1,000.00 in contents.

If you have any information regarding this fire, please call Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

We will keep you updated on KSNT News as we know more.

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