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Cooking Safety Tips

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

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Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

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Curdes Ave. House Fire

September 24, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire early this morning in the 1300 block of Curdes Ave.  First arriving units found heavy fire coming from the garage area of the one story home with some extension into the attic area.  While crews worked to contain the fire, firefighters also searched the residence.  Three people, two adults and one child, were home but safely evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival.  The fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes.  Firefighters had extensive overhaul to ensure all hidden fires in the attic were extinguished.  No injuries were reported.  The home sustained heavy fire damage with moderate water and smoke damage.  The cause of the blaze is under investigation. 

Woodshire Drive Apartment Fire

September 15, 2014 - Early this morning the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire in the 5600 block of Woodshire Drive.  Upon arrival crews made entry seeing no evidence of fire as they entered the apartment building. As they approached apartment #3 on the first floor, firefighters saw smoke rolling from the bottom of the door.  Crews forced entry into the apartment and immediately began searching for possible victims in the heavy smoke filled apartment.  Firefighters quickly located and evacuated one person from the living room area to the medics outside.  The patient was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.  One additional person and one dog were evacuated by the FWFD in the eight apartments cleared.  No additional injuries were reported.  Those residents displaced by the fire were being assisted by the apartment complex management team.  At the time of this report, the cause of the fire remains under investigation. TRAA and FWPD assisted at the scene.

Wells Street Fire

September 12, 2014 -The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1600 block of Wells Street: a house comprised of five apartment units. Enroute crews were notified from Dispatch two people inside the structure were reporting fire and they were unable to escape. Upon arrival crews reported heavy smoke and immediately located one individual just outside the second story window on the porch roof and evacuated them to safety. Inside crews located one subject in the rear of the structure who was wakened and assisted out of the structure. Another subject was located unconscious inside a first floor apartment and was evacuated by firefighters. All three were transported to a local hospital for medical care. One additional resident was inside the structure at the time of the fire but self-evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival. At the time of this report, the cause of the fire remains under investigation. No further patient information is available at this time.   FWPD, Nipsco, AEP, Neighborhood Code and TRAA assisted at the scene.

Travis Hostler Promoted to DC of Training

September 10, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) promoted Captain Travis Hostler to District Chief of Training on Wednesday, September 10.

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Gas Line Cut

September 8, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible gas line cut in the 900 block of Webster between Wayne and Berry.  On arrival firefighters were notified construction crews working in the area struck a 2' gas line and the odor of gas was evident.  Fire Crews evacuated 229 Berry and the surrounding construction site as a precautionary measure.  Fire crews entered neighboring structures and continued to meter the area determining no further evacuations were necessary.  Nipsco quickly made the scene and crews were able to locate the shut off valve and mitigate the leak. 

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    September 30, 2014 - 15:04:06
    MAYSVILLE RD
  • Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
    September 30, 2014 - 14:25:20
    ENCINO DR
  • Alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional
    September 30, 2014 - 14:01:42
    NEWLIN DR
  • Vehicle accident, general cleanup
    September 30, 2014 - 11:42:48
    LAFAYETTE ST
  • Dispatched & canceled en route - FALSE ALARM
    September 30, 2014 - 11:19:02
    JEFFERSON BLVD