A cooler found just off the shoulder of Dupont Road near Interstate 69 brought out emergency crews and a bomb squad, who found painting supplies inside.
Police were called to the area just after 8 a.m. Wednesday after the white cooler was found just down an embankment off eastbound Dupont Road near the Comfort Suites. Dispatchers said someone reported spotting the cooler and authorities were sent to investigate.
The cooler appeared to have a burnt end.
An officer could be seen getting into bomb protection gear around 9 a.m.
Around 10 a.m., the cooler was opened within incident. Inside, painting supplies were found, NewsChannel 15 was told.
The burn was strictly external, authorities said.
One lane of the Interstate 69 off-ramp onto eastbound Dupont Road was closed. Fort Wayne Police and Fort Wayne firefighters were at the scene.