Crews respond to 2 southeast Topeka fires in less than 30 minutes

Small structure fire at SE 23rd St. & SE Virginia Ave.

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department and the Topeka Police Department is investigating two separate structure fires in Southeast Topeka Friday morning.

The first fire was called in at 1:31 a.m. at 1406 SE 24th St. The occupants were not home at the time. The estimated dollar loss is $15,000.

Structure fire at SE 24th St. & SE Illinois Ave.

As for the second fire, it was called in at 1:52 a.m. and involved a detached garage at 2324 SE Virginia Ave., which is just a few blocks away from the first fire. The estimated dollar loss is $1,000.

Police could not say whether or not the two fires are connected, but they currently have officers patrolling the area. Topeka Fire Investigators say both fires were intentionally set.

KSNT News will update this story as we learn more information.

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