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Celebrate Spring Safely

Celebrate Spring Safely

As the weather warms, citizens are turning their attention to in-home spring cleaning, as well as, outdoor projects and play. The Fort Wayne Fire Department says…

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Recreational Camp Fires

Recreational Camp Fires

What is the code for an outdoor fireplace/pit in Fort Wayne?  Click here to learn the city's ordinance.

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Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe Weather Preparedness

Before the Storm - To prepare for…

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In Case of a Tornado

In Case of a Tornado

  Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears…

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Cooking Safety Tips

Cooking Safety Tips

It's a recipe for serious injury or even death to wear loose clothing (especially hanging sleeves), walk away from a cooking pot on the stove, or leave flammable…

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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide safety tips Often called the silent…

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Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Smoke alarms save lives. Studies demonstrate that smoke alarms save more lives than any other fire prevention measure.  Smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of both fire and smoke. …

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8500 Summerset Place House Fire

May 15, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire at 8500 Summerset Place and the first crew arrived to find heavy flames and smoke coming from the attached garage in the front of the home. All residents were reported to be outside at the time of arrival; however crews searched and found two cats that had stayed inside. An aggressive attack brought the fire under control in 20 minutes after arrival. One firefighter received a minor injury while fighting the fire that did not require medical attention at this time. FWFD was assisted by Fort Wayne Police Department and the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority. The fire is still under investigation.

1900 Roy St. House Fire

May 11, 2015 - FWFD units responded to a reported house fire in the 1900 block of Roy Street this morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire coming from the first floor of the home. An aggressive search was completed in an attempt to locate any persons that may be inside the home while extinguishment of the fire was completed. No people or pets were home at the time of the fire. The scene was placed under control after 16 minutes and no firefighters were injured, although the structure sustained substantial damage to the 1st floor and smoke damage throughout. The fire is still under investigation.

2100 Eden St. Apartment Fire

May 10, 2015 - The FWFD responded to a reported apartment fire at 2100 Eden St. first arriving units found smoke coming from the two story multi-unit apartment building. Firefighters used an aggressive interior attack to bring the fire under control in nine minutes. Two occupants were home at the time of the fire and had self-evacuated prior to the departments arrival. The fire was contained to the kitchen area of the apartment. Unattended food on the stove is believed to be the cause of the fire.

2100 Engle Rd. Apartment Fire

May 8, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported apartment fire. First due crews quickly found the fire and were able to contain it to the room of origin. A search of the apartment confirmed that no occupants were home at the time of the fire. The apartment complex housed 20 units, but only the occupants of the fire apartment were displaced. The fire was placed under control in 10 minutes and no injuries were reported. The fire is still under investigation.

 

Columbia Ave. House Fire

April 26, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure after multiple callers reported a home on fire.  Crews arrived to find fire in the rear area of the house with some extension into the attic area. In less than an hour, the fire was placed under control.  Two adults were home at the time of the blaze but were able to self-evacuate.  A family cat did perish in the fire.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Old Scott's Building Fire

April 25, 2015 - Investigators are working to determine the cause of a reported explosion at 3109 Anthony Blvd. N. Calls received stated the "Old Scott's just blew up." Crews arrived on scene and found a portion of the building had experienced an event pushing the rear walls out and heavily damaging the roof of the structure. Initial reports indicate the area damaged was what appeared to be the back storage area of the building. Crews were able to extinguish the small fire defensively, as the structure's integrity was heavily compromised. While crews monitoring the area did not detect natural gas, Nipsco was called to the scene as a precaution. Nipsco confirmed the building has not had gas service since January. Additionally, AEP was called to the scene to cut power to the entire strip mall. Allen County Building Department and Neighborhood Code also made the scene. The cause of the incident remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

 

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