Newly-Sold Home Gutted By Fire

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW - A newly-sold, vacant home in east Topeka caught fire early Thursday.

Fire crews were called around 4:30 am to 801 SE Highland Ave. Fire crews saw smoke and flames coming from the home when they arrived.

Authorities say a young couple purchased the home just Wednesday. They were in the process of moving in, but weren't there when the fire broke out.

Firefighters declared the fire out just before 6 am. A fire investigator was trying to determine where and how the fire started.

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