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One person dead after house fire near Lake Shawnee

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - One person is dead after a house fire broke out early Saturday morning near Lake Shawnee, according to Shawnee Heights Fire District Chief Rick Deibert. 

The Kansas State Fire Marshal identified the victim Monday as Sheila Neal, 63. 

First reports of the fire came in around 5:23 a.m. Saturday and crews were still battling flames up until 10:00 a.m.

This happened at 3404 SE Peck near Lake Shawnee, according to officials.

The fire is believed to have been intentionally set. 

Multiple area agencies reported to the fire including the Office of the State Fire Marshal. 






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