Residents Displaced After Topeka Apartment Fire

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

More than 20 people were rescued from an apartment after a cooking fire broke out Saturday night in Topeka.

Crews were called to the blaze in the 1300 block of SW Harrison Street around 11:45 p.m.

WIBW reports heavy smoke and flames were visible from a second-story apartment. Several of the victims were treated at the scene for minor injuries. One was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

The fire is being classified as an accidental cooking fire caused by unattended grease on the stove.

Damage is estimated at $50,000 total, $20,000 of that to content and $30,000 in structural damage.

The Red Cross and the Topeka Transit Authority assisted the 20 adults and 5 children displaced by the incident.

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