Early morning SE Topeka fire under investigation.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Topeka Fire Department responded to a fire at 1240 SE Republican Ave just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday.

Crews found the back of the home fully engulfed in flames. They immediately worked to put the fire out and keep it to its origin.

Authorities said no one was home at the time of the fire.

According to the Fire Investigation Unit the cause of the fire was ruled undetermined pending further investigation.

The home sustained $5,000 worth of damage and contents loss is estimated at $2,000.

No working smoke detectors were located within the house.