May 18, 2013 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at the corner of Stoney Ridge Place and Spring Forest Drive. On arrival crews found heavy fire venting from the attaic and garage of 202 Stoney Ridge Place. The exterior of the home at 8809 Spring Forest Drive was also on fire. Neighbors had already alerted occupants at both homes, and occupants were evacuated prior to FWFD's arrival. A quick knock-down was accomplished on the neighboring home, limiting damage to only the exterior of the structure. At the same time, multiple hose lines and a master stream nozzle were put into operation originating fire site. The fire was called under control after 15 minutes but crews remained on scene for three hours during investigation and clean-up. The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical in nature. The attached garage and two vehicles were destroyed. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for over exertion and was released later in the day.
May 17, 2013 - Unattended cooking resulted in a fire which heavily damaged a residence at 2717 Plaza Drive. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to the structure and arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the structure with the home's occupants already outside. They were able to direct firefighters to the location of the fire and alerted them to the presence of a dog remaining inside the basement of the structure. Firefighters quickly controlled the fire and located and evacuated the puppy to safety. No injuries were reported. The structure sustained heavy fire and smoke damage.
May 12, 2013 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 3016 Alexander Street. First arriving crews found smoke coming from the front of the one story structure. Firefighters entered the home and located the fire in a bedroom. Crews quickly contained the fire and extinguished it in less than 10 minutes. Two adults and three children were home at the time of the blaze but were able to safely self-evacuate prior to the FWFD's arrival. One cat was rescued and returned to the owners. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
May 7, 2013 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 901 Huffman Street, a multi-unit residential building with commercial property on the first floor. On arrival crews found heavy fire and smoke showing on the exterior of the building. Crews made entry and were able to determine all residents had self-evacuated. While extinguishing the blaze, there was a small explosion forcing firefighters from the structure until the gas could be shut off. Nispco was forced to dig for a shut off point away from the fire site, as the structure's gas meter/shut off valve was involved in fire. By Nipsco's recommendation, properties within 500 feet of the fire site were evacuated affecting six houses and 10 additional people. Red Cross was called to assist those affected by this fire. Once the gas was shut off, firefighters were forced to fight the fire defensively, as the structure's integrity was compromised. It was then determined the building would be razed. No injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. FWPD, TRAA, Nipsco, AEP, Neighborhood Code and Red Cross assisted on the scene.