1 person escapes Oakland house fire

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – One person was able to escape a house fire in the Oakland neighborhood without injury.

The Topeka Fire Department responded to the structure fire located at 1144 NE Winfield Avenue just before 8:30 Tuesday evening. TFD said a neighbor discovered the fire and notified emergency responders.

One person inside the house was helped out by neighbors before the fire department arrived.

When crews arrived they could see flames coming from the second floor of the two story house. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time causing an estimated $21,000 in damage.

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