Vacant House Burns To Ground

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A vacant home near 16th and Chandler was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived.

It happened around 1 p.m. Friday afternoon - the second of two fires Friday in Topeka.

The roof partially collapsed, forcing fire crews to work in defensive mode from the outside.

Also a concern, the heavy brush surrounding the home.

"That was the first thing - to prevent the fire from spreading into the woods. The house was gone so we wanted to keep it out of the woodlands, said Robert Martin, TFD Shift Commander.
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Fire crews are investigating what caused the blaze.


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