TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Tuesday morning fire caused thousands of dollars in damage to a north Topeka duplex, and fire investigators cannot determine how it started.
Firefighters went to a reported fire around 1:30 a.m. at a home near Northeast Monroe and Morse Streets. The backside of the building was engulfed in flames, according to firefighters at the scene.
Crews got the fire under control and swept the house, which is split into two apartments, for spots where flames could start back up. They said everyone who lived there was able to get out on their own before firefighters arrived.
Investigators said the fire caused $16,000 in structural damage, and $1,500 in contents lost. They could not find working smoke detectors in the home.