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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. 

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