FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) faced a number of obstacles battling a fire in northeast Fort Wayne Thursday night that left a dog dead.
Just before 6:30 p.m. crews responded to the fire in the 8100 block of Park State Drive near the intersection of Maysville Road and State Boulevard.
The FWFD said the fire was located in the back of the house, the garage and the attic, but when crews started battling the fire, it had already spread through the entire length of the attic.
The FWFD also said complications such as exploding welding tanks in the garage and downed power lines made controlling the fire more difficult.
Eventually, crews had to be pulled out of the home due to “rapidly deteriorating conditions,” and authorities switched to a “defensive stance” in order to bring the fire under control.
The FWFD had the fire under control in 45 minutes.
Once the conditions were safe, crews searched the home and learned that a dog had died in the fire.
One adult and one child made it out of the home before crews arrived and did not suffer any injuries.
The FWFD said the home has heavy fire, water and smoke damage, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.