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Fire near Washburn University likely intentionally set Thursday

Topeka fire officials say the initial investigation of a fire near Washburn University shows it may be an arson case.

Crews were called just before 5:30 a.m. Thursday to 1712 SW Washburn Avenue. Smoke and flames were coming from the vacant two story wood frame residential structure when firefighters arrived.

No one was hurt. Working smoke detectors were not located within the structure of fire origin.

If you know more about what happened, call Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.

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