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Fire damages downtown Topeka building


September 6, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A downtown Topeka building sustained about $1,000 in damage Sunday when a fire was apparently intentionally set in a pile of debris behind it spread to the rear of the building, authorities said.

No one was hurt, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

Firefighters responding to the 7:30 p.m. call arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the rear of the two-story building, said Topeka Fire Marshal Todd Harrison. Firefighters contained it to the area where it began.

No working smoke detectors were found in the building, he said.

Janet M. Richardson owns the building, w...

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