Monday morning arson fire causes $2,000 structural damage

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – A house fire at 1617 SW Central Park Ave. caused nearly $2,000 in damage to a vacant home.

A preliminary investigation indicates the cause of the fire was arson, according to the Topeka Fire Department.

Crews arrived just after 5:45 a.m. to the scene and found smoke coming from the rear of the two-story building. They were able to extinguish the fire before it spread.

There were no working smoke detectors found in the home.

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