TOPEKA (KSNT) — A 7-year-old boy who died Monday after a central Topeka house fire has been identified, according to the Topeka Fire Department.
TFD responded to a call shortly before 7 a.m. Monday at 1432 SW MacVicar. Upon arrival, crews were made aware that people could be trapped in the home. Firefighters began to attack the fire while they searched the house for trapped victims. Two people were discovered in the house, a young boy and his grandmother.
American Medical Response crews transported the boy and his grandmother a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The woman’s current condition is unknown.
The boy, 7-year-old Alexander Servantez, died of his injuries at Stormont Vail Hospital.
After the fire was put out, crews found a third person in the house who was also transported to the hospital but with non-life threatening injuries. A fourth person escaped before firefighters showed up and suffered no injuries.
In an email sent out from the Superintendent of Topeka Public Schools, Dr. Tiffany Anderson, she informed members of TPS about the tragedy.
“We are all heartbroken and are reaching out to other members of the family who were also impacted by the fire,” Anderson said. “Please keep Alexander’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”
“The loss of a child is incredibly difficult and our hearts are heavy,” Anderson said. “We will be doing all we can to assist this family and our student who has been part of TPS since starting school. Alexander was a wonderful young scholar who will be greatly missed by all.”
The GoFundMe for Alexander Servantez can be found here.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. The total loss to the house from the fire is estimated to be $120,000 due to structure damage and lost contents. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.