Topeka fire investigators say woman found in church fire has died

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UPDATE: Topeka Fire Investigators were notified today, Wednesday, Feb 24, that the woman pulled from a fire on Sunday, Rashawn Brooks has died.

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Topeka firefighters say a woman is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a Sunday night fire.

Officials said crews were called to Inward Faith Outreach Ministries at 625 SW Polk around 8:30 p.m. Sunday and found smoke and flames coming from the single story building.

Investigators believe the structure was thought to be vacant but found the woman after a search of the building.

A preliminary cause of the fire is thought to be associated with someone lighting a fire to keep warm. Damage estimates are placed at $50,000.

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