Sunday evening fire damages N.E. Forest Ave house; one person seriously injured

Topeka, KANSAS – According to the Topeka Fire Department, this unfortunate incident occurred around 8:41 p.m. Sunday.

It happened at 1228 N.E. Forest Ave.

Topeka Fire Department crews responded to a report of a house fire.

The responding crews found light smoke coming from the residence.

One person suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment, officials said.

Investigators believe the cause of the fire was accidental and more likely than not associated with improper disposal of smoking materials.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.