Duplex catches fire near downtown Fort Wayne

The fire broke out at this residence in the 900 block of Lake Avenue on Wednesday, February 18. Photo provided by the Fort Wayne Fire Dept.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Witnesses told Fort Wayne fire crews that a person inside a home on Lake Avenue that housed two separate apartments was able to get out after a fire was reported there at 10:15 am.

The fire took place at 938 and 940 Lake Avenue and the road was shut down while crews fought the blaze. The person who escaped suffered minor injuries and went to a hospital for treatment. No one else was inside.

It took crews 31 minutes to get the fire under control. When crews arrived they found heavy fire and smoke coming from both the first and second floors.

The cause has not yet been determined.

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