Fire crews help wrangle runaway barge

Crews with the Fire Department work to secure the barge.
Crews with the Fire Department work to secure the barge.

Runaway BargeFORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Crews worked to secure a construction barge on the St. Joe river after it got loose from a construction site at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

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Police got a call about an unmanned construction barge floating down the river at about 2:30 p.m.  It was floating downstream, toward the St. Joseph River Dam.

NewsChannel 15 crew on the scene saw crews with the Fire Department working to slowly pull the barge back to the construction site.

Officials on the scene said the barge was being used by Primco, a construction company.

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