FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fire and emergency crews were called to a house fire on the south end of the city early Wednesday evening.
Crews were called to the 200 block of Edgeknoll Lane, northeast of the S Calhoun St and E Tillman Rd intersection around 6:30 p.m. At the scene they found a one-story house with smoke and fire showing along with a two-car detached garage fully involved in fire.
Several crews switched out due to exhaustion while fighting the fire and it was eventually under control in about an hour. Several hours of overhaul were needed to put out hidden fires at the residence.
People inside the residence self-evacuated before crews arrived and injuries were reported, though it’s not clear to who or how severe they were.
Fire officials say the fire started in the garage though the cause is unclear. They continue to investigate.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department was assisted by TRAA, FWPD, NCE, AEP and NIPSCO.