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Rivermet Apartment Fire

July 23, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a report of smoke inside a structure in the 900 block of Rivermet this morning.  Upon arrival, crews found fire in an interior wall cavity on the 2 floor with some extension into the attic area. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and called for the extractor to remove insulation from the attic.  All six occupants of the quadplex had self-evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival and no injuries were reported.  The two story home sustained minor fire, water and smoke damage.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Eliza St. House Fire

July 19, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 1100 block of Eliza St.  It was reported all occupants and pets had already evacuated the two story home.  First arriving crews found fire on the first floor's front room.  Firefighters were able to contain the blaze and bring it under control in six minutes.  No injuries were reported.  The structure sustained moderate fire and water damage with heavy smoke damage throughout the house.  The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. 

S. Monroe Street Fire

July 13, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 3:39 a.m. in the 3000 block of S Monroe Street.  First arriving crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from three sides of the two story house.  Crews aggressively battled the fire from the exterior until they could make entry to search for occupants. It was determined no one was inside.  After 40 minutes, firefighters were able to place the fire under control.  The structure sustained heavy damage and its integrity had been compromised.  It was razed later that morning.  Nipsco, AEP, Neighborhood Code, TRAA and FWPD assisted at the scene.  No injuries were reported. 

Cass St. House Fire

July 8, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to a structure fire in the 1500 block of Cass Street. Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from a first floor window of the two story home. Fire had also extended up the side of the house into the attic area and was threatening a neighboring home. While some firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze, others were able to determine the home's occupants, one adult and one child had self-evacuated prior to the fire department's arrival. The blaze was brought under control within 12 minutes and no injuries were reported. The home sustained heavy smoke, water and fire damage. Due to its close proximity, one neighboring home's exterior siding sustained fire damage, too. Fire Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be accidental in nature caused by a juvenile playing with a lighter.

Dale Drive House Fire

July 5, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire in the 2200 block of Dale Drive.  Upon arrival, crews found fire coming from the rear of the structure. Crews quickly searched the one story home and determined no one was inside while other firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  The home sustained heavy damage. 

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