Photo Story: Abandoned Kan. Church Razed by Fire

Flames burned through a vacant church in Topeka on Sunday morning.

The Topeka Fire Department responded to 1600 SW Harrison Avenue at approximately 8:00 a.m.

Heavy smoke coming from the windows of the structure when fire units arrived. Upon investigation, it was revealed that fire was throughout all parts of the structure, leading to a defensive attack.

A second alarm was called bringing three more engine companies, a truck company, an additional aerial apparatus, and one battalion chief. 
 
The Topeka Fire Department's investigation unit it working to determine the cause of the fire. 

Units on scene: E1, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, T3, A5, A8, A8R

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