2 arson fires being investigated Thursday morning in Topeka

Courtesy: Cassandra Olmstead

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka fire officials are investigating two arson fires Thursday morning.

The Topeka Fire Department responded to one structure fire at 1532 Polk St. just before 4:00 a.m. in central Topeka. When crews arrived they could see heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear western side of a single story house.

Crews were able to extinguish that fire and it was confirmed no occupants were inside.

Early investigation indicates the fire started on the exterior of the rear porch.

The cost of damage is estimated to be $6,500.

Crews then responded to a second fire just after 6:30 a.m. at 3359 SE Irvingham St. in southeast Topeka. The house was reported vacant with nobody inside. Officials estimated $10,000 in damage was done to the home.

Any individuals with information about the circumstances of this fire are being asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at (785)234-0007 or Toll Free at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).


Courtesy: Cassandra Olmstead


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