Crews battle fire at Osage Street business

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Fort Wayne firefighters battled smoke and flames at a business on Osage Street late Wednesday night.

Fire crews were called to Crosby Excavating, 1030 Osage Street, at 11:25 p.m. The first arriving firefighters found heavy smoke coming from one of the industrial buildings.

The property was home to Irmscher before it closed in 2014.

Firefighters used a saw to cut away a garage door to get inside. Smoke billowed sides and peak of the sheet metal building.

Crews eventually poured water from the outside of the building. Two ladder trucks were used to cut holes in the metal roof and spray water on flames. It took more than a hour for firefighters to get everything under control.

Fire appeared to be contained to one side of the large building. One half of the building had dump trucks parked in several bays.

Fire officials said the half of the building that was on fire was filled with different construction vehicles and construction equipment.

No injuries were reported.

It’s unclear how the fire started.

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