Topeka (KS) Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped on Balcony During Apartment Fire

Topeka KS Fire Department

Tim Hrenchir

The Topeka Capital-Journal, Kan.


Apr. 13—Topeka firefighters used a ladder to rescue a man trapped on a second-story balcony during an apartment fire that did an estimated $35,000 damage Monday in south Topeka.

The man’s name wasn’t made public. An American Medical Response ambulance crew treated him at the scene for minor injuries, said Topeka Fire Marshal Todd Harrison.

Firefighters were called just before 10:30 a.m. to the scene at 3760 S.W. Park South Court, where they confined the blaze to the three-story, wood frame apartment building where it began, Harrison said.

The fire’s cause remained undetermined and under investigation, he said.

Damages were estimated at $25,000 to the structure and $10,000 to its contents, Harrison said.

Topeka firefighters were assisted at the scene by AMR, Kansas Gas Service and Evergy, he said.

Working smoke detectors were found in the building involved, Harrison said.


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