March 6, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a report of insulation on fire in a building at Protective Coatings at 1602 Birchwood. Additional callers reported flames and smoke visible on the roof area. The first units arrived within three minutes, entered the structure and located a small fire in the roofing material. After some initial challenge to reach the fire because of its location, crews were able to extinguish the blaze in 28 minutes. The structure sustained minor fire, smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported as the 15 occupants safely evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival. Investigators determined the fire was caused by workers cutting metal near the roof.
March 2, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire after neighbors saw smoke coming from a house located at 4223 Beaver Avenue. Crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from the basement and first floor of the two story home. As crews entered the structure to attack the fire, they found a large hole in the floor of the first story. Firefighters then found alternative entry points to gain access to the home. The fire was located in basement and took 55 minutes to bring under control. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
March 2, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to a structure fire in the 7200 block of Penrose Drive. Crews arriving found smoke coming from the attached garage. Firefighters were able to locate the source and quickly extinguish the fire. Moderate fire damage was reported to the garage area with minor smoke damage to the rest of the home. Four people and two cats were home at the time of the blaze and were able to self-evacuate prior to FWFD's arrival. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
February 28, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported building fire in the 2800 block of W. Coliseum. Upon arrival, heavy smoke was seen coming from a stand alone garage. FWFD crews forced entry and located a fire in a paint booth in the garage. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. Damage was minimal to the structure and no injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
February 24, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire in the 4000 block of Warsaw. On arrival crews found light smoke showing from the front of a two story home with its five occupants, two adults and three children, self-evacuated. Crews made entry and located the seat of the fire in a second floor bedroom closet. The fire was contained and controlled in nine minutes. Investigators determined the fire to be a result of a juvenile playing with a lighter. One firefighter received minor injuries that did not required medic transport.
February 23, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 2900 block of Central. Upon arrival to the two story home, crews found smoke coming from a second story bedroom. Six people were home at the time and safely self-evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival. The fire was located and controlled in 9 minutes. Damage was contained mainly to the room of origin. Red Cross was called to assist the home's occupants. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.