Apartment Fire Leaves Occupant With Life Threatening Injuries

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Topeka Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2230 SE 28th Street, Apartment #109 Topeka, Kansas 66605 shortly after 7:00 Saturday morning.

Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke filling the hallways and the facility sprinkler system activated. Upon entering apartment #109, fire crews noticed that the facility sprinkler system had operated as designed and extinguished the fire.

The fire was contained to the area of fire origin and did not spread beyond apartment #109. One occupant of apartment #109 sustained what were classified as “life threatening” injuries as a result of this fire. The patient was stabilized at the scene and transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

There is an estimated $3,000 in structural and content loss.