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Firefighter injured battling East Topeka Fire

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 7:43 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A firefighter suffered minor injuries while fighting an east Topeka house fire Monday evening.

The Topeka Fire Department’s Alan Stahl says crews were called to 1918 SE 10th Ave. just after 7 p.m.

The area is near SE 10th and California.

Stahl says firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the flames, but not before the blaze damaged an adjacent home.

During the firefight, one firefighter sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

The cause of the blaze remains undetermined and under investigation.

Stahl says the fire cause an estimated $11,000 to the structure of origin, and an estimated $5,000 to the nearby home.

The structure of origin was said to be vacant.

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