Fire damages southeast Topeka home

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The fire was reported just after 3 o’clock this morning at a home in the 300 block of SE Pinecrest Drive. 

The cause of the fire is unknown.  No one was hurt.  

Those on the scene tell us the family dog was able to be rescued from inside the home.  It had minor burns and was taken to an animal clinic for treatment. One cat remained missing. 

A preliminary investigation indicates the cause of the fire to be undetermined pending further investigation.  A TFD spokesman says the fire began in the living room area.  Damage to the home was placed at $18,000.  

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