June 23, 2015 – The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a report of subjects in the water downstream of the Hosey Dam. Upon arrival Fort Wayne Firefighters pulled two victims from the south shore of the Maumee River downstream of the dam. Additional reports advised of a third person missing, Fort Wayne Water Rescue and New Haven Fire Department performed searches of the Maumee River downstream with five boats late into the evening. Searches were suspended until daylight due to responder safety associated with darkness, speed of current, and water level.
June 23, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1500 block of Edsall Avenue. Units arrived on scene within 3 minutes, finding heavy smoke throughout the structure. Crews made an aggressive interior attack, limiting fire spread to the first floor room of origin. The fire was placed under control 14 minutes after arrival on scene. The first floor suffered moderate fire and water damage, while the entire structure was heavily damaged by smoke. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries, and the fire remains under investigation.
June 20, 2015 - FWFD was dispatched on a water rescue at 1100 South Coliseum. A motorist called 911 reporting a man was struggling in the water just east of the Coliseum Bridge. Boat 1 approached from the West, Raft 10 from the flooded Lakeside Golf Course, and Raft 4 approached from the East with New Haven Fire Raft 10. Truck 1 was used to light the area. The man was found struggling in the river along a bank 400 yards downstream, and sank in the water as the rescuers approached. The victim was pulled into Boat 1 and quickly delivered to the Niagara boat ramp where paramedics waited to examine him. Paramedics transported the victim to a local healthcare facility.
June 17, 2015 - A neighbor called 911 to report black smoke coming from a kitchen window of a house in the 2900 block of Trentman Ave., FWFD units arrive 1 min. after dispatch and advanced a hose line to extinguish the fire and search for occupants. A small kitchen fire was found and under control in 5 min. There were no occupants inside at the time of the fire and no injuries reported. The fire is still under investigation.
June 16, 2015 - FWFD responded to a reported house fire in the 4700 block of Bowser Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found 2 occupants outside of a 1 story home with heavy smoke coming from the doors and windows. They stated that their 3 cats were still inside. Firefighters entered the structure, extinguished the kitchen fire and rescued 3 cats from the interior. The cats were given oxygen until Animal Control arrived and assisted with treatment. No other injuries were reported. The fire was determined to be a result of unattended cooking.
June 16, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at the Howard Johnson Hotel. The first unit on the scene met with the manager and was directed to the 3rd floor where smoke was discovered. A crew pulled a line and found an accidental fire on the third floor. The building was being evacuated when units arrived. No injuries were reported and it took 16 minutes to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
June 13, 2015 - Fire crews arrived to a house with smoke coming from the side window. Fire crews extinguished the fire quickly as it was a small fire in the front room. The house was full of smoke and was cleared out by firefighters. One dog was removed from the house in good condition and turned over to animal control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.