FWFD battles fire at industrial complex after passerby sees smoke

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne firefighters are responded to a fire at Franke Plating Works on the city’s east side early Friday morning.

Crews arrived on scene around 1 a.m. to the intersection of East Washington Boulevard and Glasgow Avenue after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the building, according to a FWFD spokesperson.

Firefighters remained on the scene as smoke was seen coming out of the building. A hazmat team was also on scene to prevent chemical runoff from getting into the sewer systems.

Surrounding streets from South Anthony Boulevard to Glasglow Avenue were closed, including a portion of East Washington Boulevard while crews were fighting the fire. Traffic has since been reopened along East Washington Boulevard.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

There are no injuries as the facility was closed during the time of the fire.

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