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Fire damages apartment house in NOTO

Published: Sep. 26, 2021 at 8:08 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka fire crews were fighting a fire in North Topeka’s NOTO area Sunday morning.

13 Weather’s NOTO camera caught a home on fire around 7:45 a.m. Sunday, northwest of the Arts District.

Shawnee Co. Dispatch told 13 NEWS crews were called before 7:15 to the 900 block of NW Jackson.

Alan Stahl with the Topeka Fire Department said crews found flames coming from all sides of the building.

Fire crews say it was at a house divided into several apartments. They say no one was inside at the time of the fire.

Stahl said no one was living in the home at the time and the building had been scheduled for demolition.

Firefighters started fighting the flames from the back of the house.

An early investigation found the fire to have been intentionally set.

The estimated cost of damage is $2,500 all structural loss.

This was one of two fires Topeka Fire crews were handling. Around the same time, they were called to a fire in the 300 block of NE Spruce Lane, where a man was found dead.

13 NEWS will provide updates on both fires as information becomes available.

300 Block of NE Spruce Lane Fire
300 Block of NE Spruce Lane Fire(WIBW)
900 Block of Jackson Street in NOTO
900 Block of Jackson Street in NOTO(WIBW)

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