Two pets rescued from a southeast Topeka house fire
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.