SHAWNEE COUNTY — Authorities say improper disposal of fireworks caused significant damage at a home.
Just after 11:30p.m. Thursday, fire crews responded to a fire at a home at 301 SW Yorkshire Road, according to Fire Marshal Todd Harrison.
Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and flames coming from the two-story residence. The occupants of the house were able to self-evacuate prior to the fire departments arrival.
A Topeka Fire Department Investigation’s Unit determined cause for the fire to be accidental, associated with the improper disposal of fireworks.
The estimated dollar loss is $100,000.00 including $50,000.00 associated with structural loss and $50,000.00 associated with contents loss, according to Harrison.
Working smoke detectors were located within the structure of fire origin.