Crews battle house fire in west Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A woman escaped from her home after it caught on fire early Tuesday morning. She was able to rescue both her cat and dog from the fire before emergency personnel arrived.

The Topeka Fire Department responded to a fire located at 1524 SW Collins Ave. around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Upon arrival, fire crews found the home with smoke and flames coming from the front side.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the house itself without any nearby structure damage.  A search of the structure revealed no occupants inside.

A preliminary investigation indicates the cause of the fire is undetermined, pending further investigation.  The estimated dollar loss is placed at $30,000

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