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Fire crews respond to alarm Monday morning at west Topeka hotel

Topeka Fire Department crews were called at 8:50 a.m. Monday to an alarm at the Hyatt Place...
Topeka Fire Department crews were called at 8:50 a.m. Monday to an alarm at the Hyatt Place Hotel, 6021 S.W. 6th Ave. There were no immediate reports of an actual fire and crews cleared the scene by 9:30 a.m.(Phil Anderson)
Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 10:10 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Multiple fire crews were called Monday morning to an alarm at a west Topeka hotel but no actual blaze was reported.

Crews were sent at 8:50 a.m. to the Hyatt Place Hotel, 6021 S.W. 6th Ave. The six-floor hotel is just southwest of the intersection of S.W. 6th and Wanamaker.

Initial reports indicated flames and smoke possibly were coming from a light fixture in one of the hotel’s hallways.

The hotel’s occupants were reported to have been evacuated for a short time while Topeka Fire Department crews investigated the alarm.

Topeka Fire Marshal Todd Harrison said that when crews arrived on the scene, the alarm was going off and people were standing outside the hotel.

Harrison said the alarm sounded after the hotel’s roof leaked water onto a light fixture that was hanging on a fourth-floor wall. The water made the light fixture spark, he said.

The only reported damage was to the light fixture and repairs to the roof, Harrison said. There was no estimation of a dollar amount for the repairs.

No injuries were reported during the incident and the hotel’s occupants were allowed to go back inside.

Three engines, two trucks and two chief officers from the Topeka Fire Department responded to the scene.

Two of the units remained at the scene until around 9:30 a.m.

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