SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts

Fire started at vacant house

It started just before 1:00 p.m. Friday. Crews said no one lives in the house.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2018 2:03 PM
Updated: Jan. 22, 2018 8:21 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Fort Wayne firefighters put out a small fire just east of downtown Friday afternoon.

It happened just before 1:00 p.m. at 1124 Grant Ave. When crews arrived they found smoke coming from the windows and doors of the house.

The fire was contained in under 15 minutes. Crews on scene told WFFT that someone got into the vacant house and set something on fire on the first floor. At the time, there was no power or gas service to the house. There was a dog running around a fence behind the house, but crews believe it could belong to one of the neighbors.

The fire is still under investigation. 

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 55°
Angola
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 54°
Huntington
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
Decatur
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 55°
Van Wert
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 55°
Light Showers Thursday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events