A year later: Herbert Street fire

A shot from the scene of the Herbert Street Fire on August 19, 2013 (left) and a shot of the lot on August 19, 2014.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – On August 19, 2013, a major fire ripped through an industrial complex on Herbert Street. Every Fort Wayne firefighter on duty that day responded to the blaze – almost 100 firefighters. Crews worked through the night to ensure the fire was out and to investigate.

Photo Gallery | Herbert Street fire – a year later

In September 2013, fire officials said they had not determined the cause of the fire but had ruled out foul play. Jim Murua with the Fort Wayne Fire Department said at that time that investigators spent days combing through the debris on Herbert Street. Police interviewed witnesses and people who called 911 and were able to determine that the fire started on the southeast side of the complex.

Check out the gallery to see what the scene looked like the day of the fire and what it looks like a year later.




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