“Careless use of smoking materials” blamed for central Topeka blaze
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in central Topeka around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning, officials say.
The Topeka Fire Department battled the blaze at a one story home at 1614 SW Buchanan St.
According to a press release, crews found smoke coming from a side window upon arrival and were able to contain the blaze to structure of origin.
All occupants were able to safely, self-evacuate and no injuries were reported.
According to TFD, a preliminary investigation found the cause of the fire to be “accidental, careless use of smoking materials.”
The home suffered an estimated $14,500 in content and structure loss.
No smoke detectors were located inside the building.
No other information has been released.
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