Fire damages home early Friday just southeast of Topeka

Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 4:55 AM CST
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BERRYTON, Kan. (WIBW) - No injuries were reported when a fire caused extensive damage to a home early Friday just southeast of Topeka.

The blaze was reported at 4:45 a.m. at a one-story brick home at 4830 S.E. Tecumseh Road.

Initial reports indicated smoke and flames were coming from the rear of the house.

All of the occupants were reported to have made it outside safely before crews arrived.

The fire appeared to be coming from the rear portion of the residence. Thick smoke poured out of the back of the house for more than an hour.

The Shawnee Heights Fire District responded to the blaze. Additional units were sent to the scene around 8 a.,m.

The fire department from the Kansas National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing also responded to the blaze.

According to the Shawnee County Appraiser’s website, the home is owned by Vina M. Gardner. Its 2020 appraised value was $158,900.

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