TOPEKA, Kan. - Fire officials say one person died after a fire at a south Topeka motel.
The name of the victim in Wednesday night's fire at the Travelers Inn has not been released. Fire department officials say when crews arrived, they found light smoke coming from the victim's room. The fire had extinguished itself by then.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the man's death is being listed as a fire fatality. A preliminary investigation found the fire started on or near the bed in the man's room. Foul play is not suspected. The fire caused an estimated $5,500 loss to the two-story motel just north of the Kansas Turnpike.