FWFD investigates vacant house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant or abandoned house on the northeast side of town early Monday morning.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded around 3:52 a.m. to a house on the 3904 Oakhurst Dr., and found the front of the house on fire, including the front porch. It took crews 14 minutes to get the fire under control.

Investigators determined the house had recently been vacant. No injuries were reported.

The fire caused moderate fire and water damage and minor smoke damage.

The fire remains under investigation.

The Oakhurst neighborhood is just west of the Blackhawk neighborhood, where the FWFD has responded to seven of vacant house fires as of May 9. Investigators haven’t said if they believe the fire on Oakhurst Drive is connected to the others.

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