Firefighters Rescue Two from Burning Building

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Topeka Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Total Images Hair Salon, 4005 SW 21st Street, shortly after 1:05am Saturday, September 20, 2008.

The two-story structure is occupied as a beauty salon on the lower level and it houses three apartment units on the upper level.

While three people (one adult female and two adult males), were able to exit the structure on their own, firefighters had to rescue two additional people (one adult female and a child), from the upper level of the burning structure.

The Topeka Fire Department’s Fire Investigations Unit was summoned to this incident to assist with a cause and origin investigation; that investigation remains on-going at the time of this release, and there was no cause, origin nor estimated dollar loss information available, at this time.

American Medical Response was on the scene of this incident and they assisted with preliminary assessments of all five of the people who where in the structure, at the time of the fire. No one appeared to need additional assessment therefore, no transport was necessary.

The Kansas Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross was requested and they responded to this incident to assist four adults and one child with immediate post-fire related needs.