Topeka Apartment Fire Drives 2 Families From Homes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- An apartment fire drives two Topeka families from their homes Thursday night.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the apartment where it started, but the unit underneath did suffer water damage, according to the Topeka Fire Dept. The cause of the fire is still undetermined, although firefighters did note that foul play was not suspected.

They were called to the complex in the 5800 block of Candle Tree Drive just before 7:00 p.m. By the time they got there, firefighters could see light smoke and flames coming from a second-story window. Apparently, it started along a bedroom wall.

The people who lived there were not home at the time and everyone else in the building was able to get out on their own, said firefighters.

The fire reportedly caused about $35,000 in damages.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 785-234-0007.