UPDATE: Fire in North Topeka causes $35,000 damage

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Firefighters at scene of fire on N. Kansas Ave. (KSNT – Michael Dakota)

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department responding to an upstairs apartment fire Thursday morning found heavy smoke coming from a second floor apartment.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m. firefighters responded to 1524 North Kansas. While all occupants were able to get out, one resident had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

North Kansas was closed between NE Soldier Street and NE Paramore Streets.

The fire was contained to the room where the fire began.

A preliminary investigation could not determine the cause of the fire that caused an estimated $35,000 worth of damage.

Firefighters did not find working smoke detectors in the home.

The American Red Cross is helping the two residents who were displaced as a result of the fire.

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