North Topeka House Fire Under Investigation

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Investigator say a house fire in North Topeka was incendiary in nature.'

Firefighters responded to 1928 NE Monroe around 9:40 am Wednesday.

Heavy smoke could be seen as crews arrived at the residence. Fire officials say a Topeka Police officer who was first on the scene entered the home and located the resident, who eventually got out on her own.

She was taken to a local hospital to be checked out for what were considered minor injuries.

Investigators say the fire started in the approximate center of a bedroom in the northwest corner of the home.

Westar Energy responded to the incident, and disconnected power lines from the home.

Fire officials say the fire did $55,000 damage.