FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A second child who was pulled from a home that caught fire on September 24 in Fort Wayne has died. WANE 15 learned of the death from the Allen County Coroner’s Office Monday morning. An autopsy report is expected later this morning.
It was just before 5 a.m. when firefighters were called to the 3800 block of Chancery Place, inside the Heather Ridge subdivision near Coventry Lane and Aboite Center Road, on a report of a structure fire.
Crews arrived and found one adult and three children in the home. They were taken to local hospitals.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office on Friday said one of the children died there. However the cause and manner of the death are pending.
The conditions of the others were not released.
Firefighters were able to get the fire out by 5:10 a.m. The home sustained moderate smoke and fire damage.
Police tape surrounded the home by mid-morning, and investigators were seen working at the home. On Friday the Allen County Coroner’s Office indicated that the Fort Wayne Fire Department Investigation Division and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the investigation. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.