TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka firefighters responding to a fire at 326 S.W. Tyler Street just before 4 a.m. saw nothing but smoke and flames coming from all sides of what was believed to be a vacant home.
According to fire Chief Craig Duke, neighbors reported the possibility of two people being inside the home. After the home collapsed and the fire was extinguished an excavator from Topeka Public Works removed debris but found no one.
The estimated loss to the home was $12,670.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.