Two pets rescued from a southeast Topeka house fire

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TOPEKA (WIBW)--- No one was injured in a southeast Topeka house fire Monday night.

Topeka Fire received a call around 8:10 pm about a garage fire in the 1200 block of SE Republican Avenue.

When crews arrived, they found a garage fully engulfed, with fire rapidly spreading to a nearby home.

TFD says a woman was able to escape from the home. She did not appear injured but was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.

Crews rescued two pets from the home. They were taken to a local shelter.

Topeka Fire investigators say the cause of the blaze is still trying to be determined.

Officials say it caused $7,500 damage to the garage ($5,000 to the structure, $2,500 to contents) and $20,000 damage to the home. Of that, $5,000 was damage to contents.