FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Fort Wayne police said they are working the Rosemont Drive house fire as a ‘suspicious death case.’
“We concluded this after fire investigators had made the scene, and they saw things they believe to be suspicious in nature and things out of the ordinary for a regular house fire,” Sofia Rosales-Scatena with the Fort Wayne Police Department said. “We do have a lot to go on in terms of possible evidence if it turns out being a case that is a homicide.”
The fire in the North Highlands neighborhood of the city left three people dead early Friday morning.
Just before 1:15 a.m. Friday the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of Rosemont Drive about a reported house fire.
FWFD says when they arrived at the scene, crews found a single-story home with flames coming out from the front windows of the house.
Firefighters say when they entered the home they immediately found three adults.
Two of the adults were pronounced dead at the scene and one was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
FWFD says the adult male who was transported to the hospital in critical condition died from his injuries.
FWFD says the fire was put out in 11 minutes.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and FWPD is awaiting confirmation from the Allen County Coroner before releasing any information about the victims.