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Topeka Fire crews battle early morning blaze in SW Topeka

Crews were called to 3930 SW Twilight on reports of a fire in a second floor apartment around 2:30 Thursday morning.
Crews battled an early morning fire at the Whitehall apartment complex early Thursday morning.
Crews battled an early morning fire at the Whitehall apartment complex early Thursday morning.(Eric Ives)
Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 3:16 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Fire crews are battling an early morning blaze at the Whitehall Apartment Complex.

Crews were called to 3930 SW Twilight Dr. on reports of a fire in a second-floor apartment around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The Topeka Fire Department later said a preliminary investigation determined the fire started in unit #207.

Authorities told 13 NEWS on the scene that one person was taken to the hospital with possible burns and smoke inhalation, and an older man had to be rescued from his apartment but was not injured.

According to Topeka Fire Marshal Todd Harrison, the blaze caused an estimated $125,000 in damage, $100,000 in damage to the structure, and an additional $25,000 for contents.

Harrison said there was not a working smoke detector in the apartment where the fire is believed to have started.

TPD is asking anyone with information about the fire’s circumstances to contact Topeka Shawnee Co. Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007 or (800) 222-TIPS.

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