November 21, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire at 1800 block of Rothbury Ct. The home's occupants reported smoke in the basement and were evacuating. On arrival crews found smoke visible from the basement and garage of the two story home with all occupants safely outside. Crews made an aggressive interior attack were forced out due to high heat and compromised integrity of the structure. Crews continued to battle the blaze defensively until conditions improved. Progress was made and crews reentered the home to continue fire attack and ensuring no further extension. Some floor collapse on the first floor was reported. At the time of this report, crews remain on scene performing extensive overhaul and ensuring all hot spots are extinguished. No injuries have been reported though one cat died in the fire. FWPD, Animal Control, TRAA, Neighborhood Code, AEP, Nipsco and St. Joe's rehab bus assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
November 14, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a structure fire this morning in the 300 block of E. Woodland Ave. The first arriving units found smoke coming from the second story of the two story home. Crews were able to quickly contain the fire to the bedroom and extinguish it within 10 minutes. Two adults were home at the time of the blaze but were able to self-evacuate prior to FWFD's arrival. There was moderate fire, smoke and water damage to the bedroom. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
November 12, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 2000 block of Brookside Street. First arriving crews reported heavy smoke showing from the roof and attic area. Crews made entry and found heavy fire in the living room and bedroom of the one story home. Firefighters worked to contain the blaze while others searched the home. It was determined no one was home and the fire was controlled in 10 minutes. No injuries were reported. The structure sustained heavy fire, water and smoke damage. The Red Cross was requested to assist the residents displaced. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
November 3, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 600 block of Cherry Street. The first engine arrived on scene and found fire coming from the first floor of the two story home. Crews made entry and were able to contain and extinguish the blaze in 10 minutes. While no occupants were home at the time of the blaze, two cats, two rabbits died and one dog was rescued. Investigators determined the fire was started by an overturned kerosene heater. The structure sustained moderate fire and smoke damage.
November 2, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 500 block of Meyer Ave. Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the third floor of the three story home. Firefighters made entry and were able to bring the fire under control in 16 minutes. Three adults and two children were able to self- evacuate before FWFD's arrival. No injuries were reported. The structure sustained heavy fire damage within the third floor and attic area with moderate water and smoke damage throughout the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
November 1, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 2700 block of E. Paulding Road. The first units arrived and found light smoke in the hallway of the two story structure. Crews forced entry to an apartment on the second floor and found a working fire in the kitchen area of the apartment. Firefighters searched the apartment and found no one. The apartment's two occupants had already safely evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival. While crews extinguished the fire, other crews evacuated nine other apartments as a precaution. The fire was under control in less than 10 minutes. Moderate fire, water and smoke damage was sustained in the fire apartment with some water damage to the apartment below. All other residents were able to return to their apartments. Red Cross assisted those displaced. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.