November 16, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) was dispatched to a building fire 1619 Washington Center Road, which was later changed to 5750 Challenger Parkway. Initial crews discovered heavy fire involvement on the exterior of the Wyndham Garden Hotel, which was extending into the interior of the hotel. Forty firefighters were on scene within 8 minutes of the alarm, including 3 ladder trucks. Thirty-seven rooms were reported to be occupied at the time of the fire. The number was later confirmed to be 22. All occupants escaped without injury and the Wyndham Garden Hotel owner ensured that they were all provided with alternate shelter. The fire was confirmed to be under control just over an hour from arrival on scene. The FWFD received assistance from FWPD, Neighborhood Code, TRAA, AEP, and NIPSCO. Crews remained on scene throughout the night to ensure the safety of the scene and assisted residents with removal of possessions. The fire's cause remains under investigation.
November 15, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Isaac Tire. The first arriving unit reported smoke showing from the structure and forced entry to find the source of the smoke. The warehouse and manufacturing area were charged with smoke and units were able to locate an air compressor that had overheated and created the smoke. The equipment was disconnected from the power and dry chemical was used to extinguish the remaining fire. Due to the size of the structure additional time was needed to clear the smoke from the building. The cause of the unit overheating is under investigation and the building was turned over to the building rep. No injuries were reported from this incident.
November 14, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Dept. responded to a reported apartment fire in the 900 block of Oaklawn Ct. Upon arrival firefighters found fire in an upstairs bedroom. The first fire units arrived in 3 minutes and made an aggressive interior attack on the fire. The fire extended into the attic area of the apartment and caused some damage to the attic area and bedrooms of the apartment next door, the residence of that apartment self-evacuated as the fire dept. arrived. This fire was placed under control in 23 minutes with lots of overhaul to do. There was heavy fire damage to the bedroom in main apartment with moderate water and smoke damage though out. The next door apartment had moderate fire, water, smoke damage mostly upstairs. No injuries were reported and this fire remains under investigation.
November 14, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1200 block of Swinney Ave. Upon arrival, it was reported by FWPD that occupants of the first floor apartment were out of the structure but conditions on the second floor did not allow them to confirm that the second floor was unoccupied. While the first Fire unit attacked the fire the second unit searched the second floor and found it to be unoccupied. The structure housed 4 apartments with 2 sustaining heavy fire and water damage and the other 2 having smoke damage. No injuries were reported by any Occupant or Firefighter, but 2 cats did not survive the fire. Extensive overhaul of the fire apartment revealed no extension and the fire was put under control. The fire remains under investigation.