Morning fire causes $125K in damage to east Topeka business

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews responded early Wednesday morning to a structure fire in east Topeka.

The Topeka Fire Department reports just before 6:00 fire crews found the single story masonry structure with fire showing through.

A KSNT News crew on the scene says the fire was at The Famous Door & Thelma’s Bar & Grill at 1465 SE Washington Street.

Crews were able to keep the fire contained to the structure and did a primary search to determine no victims were inside.

TFD says early investigation indicates the cause of the fire to be unknown but most likely was associated with the malfunction of electrical branch circuitry.

The amount of damage is estimated to be $125,000.

 

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