Fire damages home on Fort Wayne’s northeast side

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Investigators are trying to figure out how a fire started at a home on Fort Wayne’s northeast side Friday afternoon, damaging the first floor and attic.

Crews responded to the house in the 6500 block of Mapledowns Drive at 2:37 p.m. They had the fire under control at 3:01 p.m.

Investigators said the fire started in the attic, leaving behind heavy fire damage and moderate smoke and water damage.

One person was home at the time, but no one was hurt. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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