Residents evacuated after fire at south Fort Wayne high-rise apartment building

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fire crews battled a blaze at a south Fort Wayne apartment building late Monday morning.

Fort Wayne firefighters were called around 11 a.m. to the Tall Oaks Apartments building off Decatur Road. Smoke could be seen rising from the 7-story building.

Officials at the scene told WANE 15 the fire broke out in an apartment on the 4th floor. Heavy smoke was found there.

Some residents were evacuated, but others were allowed to remain in their homes, WANE 15 learned.

Crews were expected to be at the scene for a few more hours.

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