April 15, 2014 - Two adults and two children were able to self-evacuate safely after a reported house fire in the 1000 block of St. Mary's Avenue. The Fort Wayne Fire Department arrived to find heavy fire at the rear of the residence with extension into the interior of the one story structure. Crews were able to contain the fire and extinguish it in 16 minutes. The home sustained moderate smoke, fire and water damage. A neighboring home sustained moderate heat damage. No injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Red Cross was called to assist the family.
April 15, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1900 block of Hoagland. First arriving crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the one story structure. Firefighters made entry but were forced back outside after conditions deteriorated. Once crews were able to control some of the fire defensively, crews reentered the structure and extinguished the remaining fire. No one was home at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported. The structure sustained heavy fire, water and smoke damage.
April 14, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the report of a building fire at Mullinix Packages, Inc. in the 3500 block of Engle Road. On arrival crews found light to moderate smoke inside the building. After further investigation, crews found fire within a vacuum pump room in the facility. The small room was filled with dense black smoke and a small fire confined to the electrical equipment inside. Employees were evacuated from the building for a short time as a precaution. No injuries were reported. The structure sustained minor fire, water and smoke damage.
April 14, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire in the 2200 block of Crescent Ave. after neighbors noticed black smoke coming from the home and called 911. Firefighters arrived on scene and aggressively attacked the fire in the southwest corner of the two story home to extinguish it. There was some extension and crews overhauled the area to ensure all fire was out. No one was home at the time of the fire, but two cats and two dogs were evacuated; the cats perished. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. The structure sustained moderate fire, water and smoke damage.
April 13, 2014 - The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a vehicle in a pond in the Waterford addition, Sunday morning. The first unit arrived on scene and deployed a firefighter in a surface water rescue suit to do a search inside the vehicle which was determined to be unoccupied. The FWFD SCUBA team arrived and deployed divers to search the pond area around the vehicle for possible victims and none were found. Divers assisted the wrecker company with removal of the vehicle from the pond. FWFD was assisted by FWPD and TRAA.