Morning grass fire evacuates west Topeka hotel & homes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Thursday morning grass fire forced a west Topeka hotel and homes to evacuate, according to the Topeka Fire Department.

Photos sent to KSNT News showed a grass fire approaching a west Topeka hotel around 3 a.m. The fire department had Topeka police evacuate Homewood Suites along with homes on Southwest Cheyenne Hills Road, to Southwest Drury Lane, to Southwest Village Drive.

(Courtesy Photo/Matt Mason)

Management at Homewood Suites off of Southwest Drury Lane confirmed it evacuated the hotel guests at 3:30 a.m. for about 45 minutes.

The Topeka Fire Department said around 6:20 a.m. that it also evacuated neighborhood residents as the fire stretched through the area of Southwest 17th Street and Arrowhead Road.

Firefighters said they fully controlled and extinguished the fire shortly after 5 a.m. No structures were damaged, and everyone evacuated returned to their homes around the same time.

TFD does not know the cause of the fire as of Thursday morning.

(Courtesy Photo/Matt Mason)

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