Firefighters tackle house fires on the south side of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) battled a house fire on the south side of Fort Wayne on Wednesday.

Scores of fire engines were with police officers at a home on the 4200 block of Hoagland Avenue near Lexington Avenue as first responders worked to put out the fire.

FWFD arrived at the home just after 5:30 p.m. to find smoke and fire coming from the second floor and attic of the home.

According to the authorities, there was one person in the apartment at the time of the fire who was able to evacuate himself without injuries.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 10 minutes, according to a press release.

The FWFD said the home sustained moderate fire, water and smoke damage in the incident.

It is not known if the home had a working smoke alarm, but the FWFD urged citizens to ensure they have smoke alarms in their home by calling 311 to obtain working smoke alarms.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Dais Johnston

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