5 safely escape house fire on Stanford Ave.

Local News
FWFD fire trucks ceremony Friday, Feb. 24_243455

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Three adults and two children were able to escape their home Sunday morning after it caught fire.

Firefighters were called to 2533 Stanford Avenue at 8:46 a.m.

The first arriving crews spotted smoke coming from the house. The family had safely evacuated but told firefighters two cats were still inside.

Firefighters found fire in a front bedroom of the one-story house and were able to extinguish it in approximately ten minutes, according to a department report.

Firefighters found both cats but only one survived.

The home sustained moderate fire and water damage and heavy smoke damage, according to a department report.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. A department report said the home did not have a working smoke detector.

The Red Cross was called to assist the family.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss