TFD: Suspicious activity suspected in central Topeka house fire

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department is investigating a house fire in central Topeka.

The house was vacant when crews arrived. The cause is unknown at this time, but suspicious activity is suspected. It happened around 4:45 Monday at 20th & Fillmore Ave. Fire crews found two backyard sheds fully engulfed in flames and a single story wood framed house beginning to catch on fire. Officials said the fire started initially started on one of the sheds.

The estimated loss is around $100. No other nearby homes were damaged.

A fire also broke out at this house on November 12.

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