TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department on the scene of a fire at 810 SE 33rd Street asked motorists Wednesday morning to avoid the area. Firefighters responding to flames in southeast Topeka found the home with smoke coming from the interior.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the home.

By 9:45 a.m. firefighters said the fire in the vacant home was almost completely extinguished. Officials believe the fire spread from the garage mainly on the backside to the attic and then across the entire house 

Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant house located at 810 SE 33rd Street.

An investigation conducted by the Topeka Fire Department Investigation Unit revealed the fire was “intentionally set.” It is estimated the fire did $43,000 worth of structural damage.

Any individuals with information about the circumstances of this fire are being asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at (785)234-0007 or Toll-Free at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).