Dec 08, 2022

Kansas man hospitalized after house fire

Posted Dec 08, 2022 5:00 PM

SHAWNEE COUNTY—One person was injured in a house fire Wednesday in Topeka.

Just after 7p.m., crews responded to a house fire at 429 NE Forest Avenue in Topeka, according to Fire Marshal Alan Stahl. One adult man and a dog were able to escape from the single-story residence prior to the fire departments arrival.

American Medical Response transported the man to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the fire.  Thee were no other occupants.

After a preliminary investigation the fire cause remains accidental. The origin of the fire was determined to have been in the garage, according to Stahl. One man and one dog were displaced as a result of this fire. The total damage is estimated to be $60,000, with 40,000 associated with structural loss and $20,000 associated with content loss. Fire crews did not find working smoke detectors in the home.