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Pittsburg Street House Fire

August 29, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire this morning in the 2900 block of Pittsburg Street.  Within two minutes crews arrived on scene to find moderate fire coming from the front living area and bedroom of the one story home.  One person was home at the time of the blaze but self-evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival.  Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire in seven minutes. The home sustained moderate fire and water damage. No injuries were reported. 

Three Fountains Apartment Fire

August 11, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to Three Fountains Apartments after an occupant reported smelling smoke in her apartment. On arrival crews found fire in the unit next door. While no one was home in the fire unit, six occupants of the two neighboring apartments safely evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze within 17 minutes. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

W. Dewald House Fire

August 2, 1014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 700 block of W. Dewald.  First arriving crews found smoke coming from the two story home.  Five people, two adults and three children, were home and able to self-evacuate prior to FWFD's arrival.  Crews made entry and located the fire in the utility room and kitchen area and quickly extinguished it.  The structure sustained moderate fire, smoke and water damage.  The cause remains under investigation.  No injuries were reported.

Gas Line Hit - Dupont Circle Court

July 30, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the ENT clinic at 10021 Dupont Circle Court after tenants detected the odor of natural gas at 7:52 this morning. On arrival firefighters were notified constructions crews working on Auburn Road had hit a gas line and had already notified Nipsco. Fire crews evacuated the building (approximately 70 staff and patients) as a precautionary measure. Crews also checked neighboring buildings and evacuated approximately 12 staff at OMSA (10008 Dupont Circle Court) after an odor was detected. Ongoing metering at both buildings showed no elevated levels at either facility but they remained closed as a safety measure. The exit ramp from 469 to Auburn Road, southbound Auburn Road at Dupont Circle Drive and Auburn Road northbound at Wallen Road were closed while Nipsco worked the scene. Nipsco located the ruptured line. Roads and business were reopened at 10:33.

Ardmore Ave. Building Fire

July 26, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 6301 Ardmore Ave.  On arrival they found a one story vacant/abandoned commercial structure with smoke and flames visible.  Firefighters used a defensive attack and were able to save two thirds of the building.  No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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