The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 900 block of East Paulding Road late this afternoon.
The first arriving unit reported smoke coming from the second-floor window and attic area. Firefighters entered the structure to extinguish the fire and search for occupants. One occupant was found inside of the house but had perished prior to the Fire Department’s arrival. Firefighters extinguished the fire and determined that no other occupants were inside of the home.
Fire investigators were called in to investigate the cause of the fire which remains under investigation.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department was assisted by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, NIPSCO, Indiana Michigan Power, and City of Fort Wayne Neighborhood Code Enforcement.
This post is based on a news release from the Fort Wayne Fire Department.