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Dirk's Dream

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On Wednesday, July 30, coordinators and supporters of the Dirk’s Dream project will see their efforts take fruition and make…

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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. 

Dirk's Dream

On Wednesday, July 30, coordinators and supporters of the Dirk’s Dream project will see their efforts take fruition and make Dirk’s Dream a reality when the Fankhanel family arrives in Fort Wayne at the Fort Wayne International Airport at 7:30 p.m.  

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Fairfield Ave. House Fire

July 25, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to a structure fire in the 5000 block of Fairfield Ave.  When crews arrived, the two occupants of the home were already safely outside.  Heavy smoke and fire was visible coming from the second story and roof area of the house.  Firefighters made entry, located the fire and were able to bring it under control in less than 20 minutes.  The structure sustained moderate fire damage and heavy smoke and water damage.  The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. 

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. 

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