Foul play suspected in central Topeka house fire

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka fire crews have finished battling a house fire in the Chesney Park neighborhood.

Fire officials tell KSNT News they got calls regarding the fire just before 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they saw flames burning up through the roof of the two-story home.

No one was inside the home at the time. Nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

KSNT News will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

UPDATE:  The fire is under investigation and is considered undetermined, but foul play is suspected.  Damage estimates were placed at $9,000.   The house is located at 1732 SW Central Park.  The structure was also the scene of a fire in 2015.

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