January 24, 2016 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to the 4500 block of South Colonial Ave. on a reported house fire. While units were in route to the home it was reported that one person may be trapped inside the structure. When fire crews arrived two adults and one child had escaped and were across the street inside a neighbor's home. The home had heavy fire involvement. Fire crews searched the structure and found no one else to be in the home. The 2 adults and 1 child were transported to the hospital and were reported to be in fair condition. It took crews 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was assessed by the Fort Wayne Police Department, AEP, NIPSCO and Neighborhood Code.
January 23, 2016 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) responded to a reported house fire in the 2100 block of Freeman Street at 1343 hrs. today. First arriving crews found smoke and flames throughout both floors of the structure and immediately took a defensive posture. After achieving a knock-down of the flames from the exterior, crews transitioned to an aggressive interior attack. There were no reports of occupants inside, and none were found. The structure fire took 44 minutes to get under control due to extensive involvement. Two firefighters received minor injuries on scene which did not require medical transport. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and remains under investigation. The FWFD would like to thank FWPD, TRAA, Nipsco, AEP, and Neighborhood Code for their assistance.
January 15, 2016 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 500 block of Masterson Ave to a reported house fire. When the Fire Department arrived the family had escaped from the home. The family was sleeping down stairs and evacuated before the Fire Department arrived. None of the occupants were injured while escaping. It took the fire department 25 minutes to bring the fire under control. The Fire Department was assessed by the Fort Wayne Police Department, NIPSCO, AEP.
January 15, 2016 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to the 3500 block of Oliver St. on a house fire. On arrival the Fire Department found that the home had fire on the first and second floor. The Occupants 2 adults and 3 children had escaped out a second story window onto a porch roof and to the ground before the Fire Department arrived. One pet a dog did not make it out and perished in the fire. Fire crews worked for 20 minutes before bringing the fire under control. The fire is under investigation. The Fire Department was assessed by Fort Wayne Police Department, NIPCO, AEP.
January 7, 2016 - Crews responded to a reported house fire in the 6800 block of Lake Valley Ct. E4 arrived on the scene and advised they had heavy smoke coming from structure. All occupants were out on arrival. An aggressive interior attack was made confining the fire to a bedroom with slight extension to attic area. FWFD was supported by TRAA and FWPD. The cause of the fire is under investigation.