Homeowner walks away without injuries after house fire

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne homeowner walked away without injuries after their home caught on fire Sunday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m., the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 2500 block of Dodge Avenue.

Crews arrived to find flames coming from the roof of the structure. Once inside they discovered heavy fire in the attic, according to a news release.

They were able to pull ceilings and extinguished the fire in less than 10 minutes.

The person inside and their dog self-evacuated after the fire began, according to the department. They were not hurt.

Extensive overhaul was needed to extinguish all hot spots, firefighters said.

The majority of the damage to the home happened in the living room, but firefighters reported smoke damage throughout the house.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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