Topeka man dies from injuries sustained in July 8 house fire

July 20, 2019 - 9:19 am

A 76-year-old man who was burned in an explosion and fire at his Topeka home has died.

WIBW-TV reports the Topeka fire department said Friday Vernon Fisher died last week at a Kansas City hospital.

Fisher was trapped inside his home when a fire broke out on July 8. A neighbor heard him yelling for help and was able to help Fisher escape the home.

Investigators determined the fire was most likely an accident caused by a natural gas leak inside the house.

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