TOPEKA (KSNT) – A fire at the Country Club Motel in Topeka was put down quickly by responding firefighters early Thursday morning. Firefighters responded around 5:40 a.m. to the fire, they immediately saw smoke and fire coming from the motel room.
Several people had to be evacuated from the motel. The fire was primarily contained in one room. Authorities said no one was inside that room.
Investigators estimate the damage could total $35.000.
A 2016 blaze that occurred at the motel following a shootout between federal agents and a suspect caused an estimated $350,000 in damage
The 2016 fire broke out in the gunman’s room during the exchange of gunfire. Topeka Fire Marshal Michael Martin says the damaged building housed 20 motel rooms.
This is a developing story. Fire investigators are on scene.