Arson Blamed For Morning Fire, Apartments Evacuated

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Topeka Police officers helped stop an arson fire from spreading Friday morning.

They were patrolling the area near SW 23rd and Buchanan when they smelled smoke. The officers then saw a fire in front of a storage building at 2222 SW Buchanan.

Flames caught the front of the building on fire, but fire crews put it out before it got inside the building.

As a precaution, police evacuated apartments that are attached to the back of the building.

A fire investigator on the scene said arson is to blame.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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