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North Topeka home suffers thousands in damage in Thursday night fire

TFD putting out fire at 216 NW Laurent, near NW Van Buren.
TFD putting out fire at 216 NW Laurent, near NW Van Buren.(WIBW)
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 10:05 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A North Topeka home suffered $31,000 in damage after it caught fire late Thursday night.

The Topeka Fire Department responded to the blaze at 216 NW Laurent just before 10 p.m.

Firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from multiple windows of the one-story home, but were able to contain the blaze.

A neighboring home suffered only minor heat damage.

TFD said residents in the home were able to get out before crews arrived. No one was injured.

The home suffered $29,000 in structural loss and $2,000 in contents loss.

Fire investigators said the cause of the blaze is undetermined.

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