Topeka Fire responds to apartment fire in south Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency officials were sent to an apartment fire Thursday afternoon in south Topeka.

The Topeka Fire Department responded to the reported structure fire at 2819 SW 31st Ct. at around 4:00.

TFD says neighbors heard an explosion within the apartment complex and others at a nearby business saw flames comings form the structure prompting multiple 911 calls.

When crews arrived they reported smoke and flames coming from the north side of the apartment building. TFD crews conducted a search of the apartment and confirmed it was unoccupied at the time.  Crews were able to quickly put out the fire, keeping it contained to the one apartment.

Early investigation indicates the cause of the fire to be undetermined but most likely associated with a malfunction of a furnace.

The estimated amount of damage is $30,000.

The American Red Cross assisted the family of three adults and one child.

No injuries were reported.


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