Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Vacant House Catches Fire

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Vacant House Catches Fire

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Topeka fire investigators on Thursday afternoon were looking into the cause of another fire in a vacant house, this one in the College Hill area.

Fire crews were sent about 12:50 p.m. Thursday to a three-story home at 1530 S.W. 17th.

The house appeared to be vacant, although transient activity was present, fire officials said.

No utilities were turned on inside the residence, said Topeka Fire Department Battalion Chief Stacy Howbert at the scene, and no working smoke detectors were in the house.

The estimated dollar loss from the blaze was $25,000, all of which was structural loss.

Preliminary investigation indicated the fire's cause was undetermined.

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Howbert said smoke and fire were showing on the first floor when crews arrived at the house, located directly north across S. …

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