Mother and child escape house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a house fire Sunday morning.

Crews responded to 4519 Kenilworth Street just after 6 a.m. Sunday.

Heavy flames were coming from the front of the home. Crews were able to get the fire under control within about ten minutes.

A mother and child were inside at the time of the fire, but were able to escape safely.

The home has heavy fire, smoke and water damage. About half of the home was destroyed and unlivable.

The Red Cross was called to assist in the placement of the woman and five children.

The cause is still under investigation. 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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