Crews busy fighting house fires overnight

Firefighters battle smoke and flames at a home in the 500 block of Masterson Avenue.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fires at three different homes in the city and county kept firefighters busy early Friday morning. The first fire happened in the 1700 block of Grafton Place off Bass Road.

A garage fire damaged cars in the 1700 block of Grafton Place.
A garage fire damaged cars in the 1700 block of Grafton Place.

Washington Township and Fort Wayne firefighters responded to the call just after 2 a.m. Investigators said three cars were on fire in the home’s garage. The cars were destroyed as a result.

Crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading to the living area. Two people were inside the home at the time but were able to escape safely, an official said.

Oliver Street Fire
Fire at a home in the 3500 block of Oliver Street.

At around 2:30 a.m., city firefighters responded to a fire in the 3500 block of Oliver Street. According to investigators, the fire was on the first and second floor of the home.

Five people were inside the home and had to jump onto a porch roof. One person was able to reach the ground and get a ladder to help the other four to safety, a fire official said.

No one was injured. A pet dog didn’t make it out of the home and died in the fire.

The fire was under control in about 20 minutes. The home sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage.

An hour later, another fire broke out in the 500 block of Masterson Avenue. When firefighters arrived to the scene, flames were coming from the second story.

The family was sleeping downstairs when the fire started. The five people got out of the home before firefighters arrived. No one was hurt.

Investigators said the fire was declared under control in 25 minutes. The home also suffered from heavy smoke, fire and water damage.

The cause of all three fires are under investigation.

Firefighters battle smoke and flames at a home in the 500 block of Masterson Avenue.
Firefighters battle smoke and flames at a home in the 500 block of Masterson Avenue.

 

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