News release from the Fort Wayne Fire Department:
House Fire, 1302 Barthold Street
(December 14, 2015) – The Fort Wayne Fire Dept. responded to a reported house fire at 1302 Barthold Street. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from the first floor of the residence. The first fire units arrived on the scene in about 3 minutes. They found that all occupants of the home had self evacuated before the Fire Dept. arrival.
Firefighters made an interior attack on the fire on the first floor and checked both the basement and upstairs for any fire that possibly extended into other areas of the home. This fire was placed under control in about 16 minutes after arrival. There was heavy fire, smoke,and water damage on the first floor and heavy heat and smoke damage up stairs.
No injuries were reported and this fire remains under investigation.
Assisting at the scene was N.E.C., TRAA, NIPSCO, AEP. FWPD. The Red Cross was called for 2 Adults and 2 Children.