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Cause to what sparked east Topeka vacant house fire unclear

The Topeka Fire Department battles a structure fire near SE Long street Sunday afternoon.
The Topeka Fire Department battles a structure fire near SE Long street Sunday afternoon.(WIBW)
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 3:53 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Fire officials say they will likely not know what cause a vacant house to go up in flames Sunday afternoon in east Topeka.

Fire officials were called to 1008 SE Powell St. around 3:20 p.m. on reports of a grass or brush fire.

When they arrived, officials say they found an empty house on fire.

TFD says the home was not easily visible from the road, and crews had to remove a large concrete barrier from the driveway to gain access to the blaze.

Once fire crews got to the burning home they were able to contain the fire quickly.

The Topeka Fire Department battles a structure fire near SE Long street Sunday afternoon.
The Topeka Fire Department battles a structure fire near SE Long street Sunday afternoon.(WIBW)

Nobody was inside, and officials say the home has been vacant for a long time.

Crews blocked off SE 11th street while working on the scene.

The fire caused an estimated $5,000 in damage.

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