Topeka House Fire Causes Thousands In Damage

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- It has been confirmed that Shawnee County dispatch responded to a house fire at 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, although not much else has been released about the details yet.

Fire crews were sent to a house at 1707 SW Lincoln Street.

Upon arrival, the crews saw heavy smoke coming from the dwelling. During the rescue crew's search, no people were found inside. It was found later that none of the residents of the house were there at the time of the fire.

No injuries resulted from the fire, but structural damage has been estimated to be $37,300 and content damages at $10,000.

After a quick investigation, the origin of the blaze was determined to be in an interior wall at the center of the house. An investigation for cause is still ongoing, but no foul play is suspected.