The Topeka Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1034 SW Mulvane, just after 3:00 AM on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames coming from the three-story multi-family residential apartment structure. Firefighters began an offensive fire attack, keeping it confined to the apartment of fire origin, with significant smoke damage throughout the remainder of the building. A search of the building revealed multiple occupants self-evacuating. One occupant was rescued by firefighters from the third floor using a ladder.
A Topeka Fire Department Investigation Unit responded to this incident to determine the origin and cause of the fire. The following is a brief summary;
Any individuals with information about the circumstances of this fire are being asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at (785)234-0007 or Toll-Free at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).