Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire in Topeka

TOPEKA – According to the authorities, this unfortunate incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Topeka Fire Department crews responded to a house fire at 1240 NE Madison Street in Topeka.

When they arrived on scene, they found smoke and flames coming from the single story residence.

The house was vacant.

A preliminary investigation indicates the fire cause to be intentionally set.

Working smoke detectors were not located within the home.

This incident is under investigation.