January 20, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire in the 10000 block of Rosewood Circle. The family had arrived home to find heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters arrived, made entry and located the fire in kitchen area on the main floor with extension. Crews worked to extinguish the blaze and locate the family's dog. While no injuries were reported, the dog did not survive. The structure sustained heavy fire and smoke damage.
January 19, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Department responded to a report of someone seen in the river at Spy Run and State Street Bridge. Units arrived on scene to find a female subject unconscious lying face down on top of the ice. Firefighters quickly donned ice rescue suits and pulled the person to the riverbank within seven minutes of arrival. The patient was transported to a local hospital.
January 17, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 500 block of W. Fourth Street. Crews arrived and found heavy fire in the second floor of the two story home with extension into the attic area. The fire was reported by neighbors who said the homeowners were out of town but their two dogs were inside. Crews made entry and rescued the two dogs and continued work to bring the fire under control. The structure sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
January 13, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to the 7900 block of Decatur Rd. after reports of an apartment fire. First arriving crews found a light haze coming from the three story building with evacuation already is progress. Firefighters made entry and located the fire in apartment 110A. Crews were able to bring the blaze under control in 21 minutes. Crews determined no one was home in the fire apartment and it sustained heavy fire and smoke damage. Red Cross was called to assist that apartment's occupant. After ventilation, all other residents were cleared to return home. One person was treated and released on scene for minor smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
January 11, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a reported apartment fire in the Canterbury Green Apartment complex. Occupants of two apartments that share a chimney evacuated after they saw and smelled smoke. Crews arrived and found smoke and fire in the chimney area and were able to extinguish it in 50 minutes. No injuries were reported and the Red Cross and Canterbury staff were assisting the three occupants affected by the fire. The structure sustained moderate fire and smoke damage.
January 10, 2015 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 2600 block of St. Louis Ave. First arriving crews found moderate smoke coming from the roof and attic area of the one story residential home. Firefighters made entry and were able to extinguish the blaze in 18 minutes. Two adults, along with their pet were able to self-evacuate prior to FWFD's arrival. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Winter Weather Safety Tips
The Fort Wayne Fire Department Reminds Residents to Stay Warm and Safe During Cold Weather
Along with the new year, winter weather has arrived. Extremely cold temperatures are forecasted along with some precipitation over the next few days. The Fort Wayne Fire Department wants everyone to stay safe and offers the following safety tips on how to best care for yourself and your family when temperatures plummet.Read more...