Three escape Thursday morning house fire in southwest Topeka

Three people escaped a house fire without injury Thursday morning in southwest Topeka.
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 10:18 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Three people escaped a house fire without injury Thursday morning in southwest Topeka.

The blaze was reported around 10:12 a.m. Thursday at a tri-level residence in the 3600 block of S.W. Eveningside Drive.

The location was about four blocks southwest of S.W. 35th and Gage Boulevard.

Initial reports indicated flames and smoke were coming from the house and that all of the occupants had made it outside safely.

Topeka Fire Department officials told 13 NEWS at the scene that the fire was believed to have started in an upstairs bedroom.

Fire damage could be seen around a window on the top floor of the house, where crews had placed a ladder.

Three people who were inside the home -- two adults and a child -- were able to make it outside on their own before fire crews arrived on the scene, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross was called to provide assistance to the home’s occupants.

Check wibw.com for more details as they become available.