Frigid temps hamper efforts to put out industrial fire

FWFD crews work to put out a large fire at JL Oetting Services Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fire crews with the Fort Wayne Fire Department braved the cold as they battled a large industrial fire early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded to 3014 Broadripple Drive in Waynedale around 1:45 a.m. The building was engulfed in flames by the time they arrived.

Fire crews worked to put out the fire using several hoses on the ground. They also used two ladder trucks to attack the fire from above.

Firefighters could be seen walking through standing water around the building. The water was quickly starting to freeze in the below-zero temperatures.

It was around negative two degrees while crews worked to put out the flames. Medics were at the scene on standby as a safety precaution.

The building appeared to be an industrial garage for JL Oetting Services, Inc. The building has heavy fire, smoke, and water damage.

Fire officials said nobody was inside the building during the fire, nobody was hurt.

The fire is under investigation.