FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Several possible arsons in are being investigated in a concentrated area south of downtown Fort Wayne. The investigations include at least four fires near Broadway Thursday morning and another behind Mad Anthony Brewing Company Friday.
Friday’s incident happened around 3:15 a.m. Two vans belonging to Mad Anthony Brewing were heavily damaged in the parking lot behind the restaurant. A spokesperson for the Fort Wayne Fire Department confirmed to WANE 15 that the incident was being investigated as a possible arson.
The spokesperson also told WANE 15 that several small fires in the same area that happened 24 hours earlier were also being treated as arson investigations, but were not officially connected to the Mad Anthony Brewing incident.
According to activity logs for both the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Fort Wayne Police Department, fire crews and police officers responded to small incidents, in the 800 block of W. Creighton Avenue, the 1300 block of Maple Avenue and the 1300 block of Scott Avenue. Those fire responses happened between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Thursday.
Multiple viewers described the small incidents as trash can fires. No additional information was provided by the fire department.