Northern Shawnee County house fire reported as suspicious

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Crews battled a fully-involved house fire in northern Shawnee County Thursday morning.

One woman escaped the burning home with no injuries, according to fire crews on scene.

First reports of a fire near Highway 24 and Menoken Rd. came in after 2:30 a.m.

Multiple fire agencies including the Topeka Police Department, AMR, Westar Energy, Silver Lake Fire Department and the 190th Air National Guard Fire Department responded to the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, however circumstances are suspicious.

The structure and contents are reported to be a total loss. The estimated amount of damage is unknown at thsi time.

No working smoke alarms were reported.

Any individuals with information about the circumstances of this fire are being asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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