Early morning house fire in east Topeka intentionally set

Topeka Fire officials say an overnight house fire was intentionally set.

Crews responded to the 1400 block of SE 8th avenue shortly after midnight Thursday morning.

Smoke and flames were noticed when fire fighters arrived.

No one was inside and the fire was quickly contained..

Preliminary investigations show the fire was intentionally set, causing about $5,000 in damage.

Anyone with information should contact crime stoppers at (785) 234-0007.