Leaky gas meter starts destructive fire

Fire crews respond to a house fire at 7429 Hope Farm Road.
Fire crews respond to a house fire at 7429 Hope Farm Road.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- Fire crews responded to a fire at a home on Hope Farm Road Wednesday evening.

Firefighters said a gas meter at 7429 Hope Farm Road started leaking and caught on fire just after 5:30 p.m.

Crews were able to put the fire by the gas meter out right away, but the flames did move into the interior of the home.

By the time NIPSCO was able to shut off the gas, the back end of the home had heavy fire and water damage.

Crews had all fire under control by about 7:10 p.m.

Investigators said no one was hurt.

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