Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

One Jailed in Structure Fire

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

One Jailed in Structure Fire

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A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with burglary and arson related to a structure fire that charred a garage earlier in the day in Topeka's Highland Park neighborhood, a Topeka fire official said.

First-arriving crews were called about 10:45 a.m. to 1612 S.E. Morrison, where they found a detached garage fully engulfed in flames.

Crews hooked a hose to a hydrant about a half-block east of the scene at S.E. Morrison and Minnesota and were able to bring the blaze under control in a matter of minutes.

Topeka Fire Department spokesman Bradley C. Hanika said witnesses on scene reported seeing a person fleeing the area immediately after the fire. A description was given and Topeka police quickly located the suspect, Gary Robertson, 27, near the scene. …

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