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Early-morning shed fire in southeast Topeka under determinted to be intentionally set

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 7:37 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - An early-morning shed fire Tuesday in southeast Topeka is believed to be intentionally set, authorities say.

Crews were sent around 6 a.m. Tuesday to the 3200 block of S.E. Colorado Avenue, where the fire was reported.

Fire officials at the scene told 13 NEWS that crews were able to knock down the fire in the detached shed and were able to contain it to that structure.

A couple of charred gas-powered push lawn mowers were seen behind the shed.

Smoke lingered in the air for more than 30 minutes after the blaze was reported. No injuries were reported.

Dollar loss is estimated at about $4,000. Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set and are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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