Children able to escape downtown house fire

Local News

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A fire damaged a downtown house Monday night.

Crews were called to the home in the 500 block of W. Brackenridge St., near Fairfield Ave., around 9:45 p.m.

As NewsChannel 15 arrived at the scene, smoke could be seen rolling out of windows in the front and rear of the house.

Three children were inside at the time, but they were able to get out safely.

The fire, which appeared to have started in the living room of the home, was under control within a few minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Traffic was restricted around the intersection with Fairfield while emergency vehicles surrounded the house.

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