October 26, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported fire in the 200 block of Brandiff St. Crews arrived to find smoke showing from the home with all occupants, two adults and two children safely outside. Crews made entry and located in the first floor front room of the two story house. Firefighters were able to quickly contain and extinguish the blaze. One firefighter received minor injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital. The Red Cross is assisting the family.
October 17, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 4017 Robinwood. The first arriving crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the first and second floor of the two story structure. After making entry and determining the house was vacant, crews were able to control the fire in 11 minutes. The structure sustained moderate fire, water and smoke damage. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
October 13, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1300 block of High Street. First arriving crews found the fire to be located in the basement of the two story house and were able to contain it to that area of the home. A search of the structure found all nine occupants, four adults and five children, had cleared the house prior to FWFD's arrival. The house sustained smoke damage throughout, but fire and water damage was contained to the basement area. Investigators determined the fire was caused by a juvenile living in the home. No injuries were reported. The FWFD was assisted at the scene by FWPD, TRAA, AEP and Nipsco. Red Cross was called to assist the occupants.
October 11, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 800 block of Eckart. On arrival crews found smoke coming from the two story home. Four people who were home at the time of the fire and safely evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival. Crews made entry and located the fire in a second story bedroom and were able to quickly extinguish it. The home sustained moderate fire, smoke and water damage. TRAA, FWPD, Neighborhood Code, AEP, Nipsco and the Red Cross assisted at the scene. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
October 9, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 2000 block of Nuttman Ave. On arrival crews found smoke and flames coming from the bedroom area of the one story home. One adult, two children and six dogs were able to safely self-evacuate prior to the FWFD's arrival. Crews were able to contain the blaze to the fire room and extinguish it in nine minutes. No injuries were reported. The structure sustained moderate fire, water and smoke damage. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
October 8, 2014 - The FWFD along with WOWO radio hosted the 68th annual citywide Fire Drill. While all schools within Fort Wayne participate in the evacuation drill, one school is designated as the host school acting as a central location for activating the fire alarm. Students at Croninger Elementary School (6700 Trier Rd.) hosted and made the emergency call. Firefighters of the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the "fire". While this is only a drill, the exercise enables students to learn what to do in the event of a real fire emergency.