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Police and fire

  • Drowning victim identified
    A 37-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified as the victim of an accidental drowning in the St. Marys River Tuesday night, the Allen County coroner's office said today.
  • Fire heavily damages Pittsburg Street home
    Fort Wayne firefighters brought an accidental Pittsburg Street house fire under control within seven minutes of arrival this morning, but the home sustained heavy smoke damage.
  • 86 pot plants found in area barn
    A rural Noble County resident was arrested Wednesday after police said they found 86 marijuana plants at the man’s house. Thomas D.
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Fire snuffed out at vacant house

Fire crews extinguished a blaze in a vacant house Tuesday, the city fire department said. About 6:50 a.m., firefighters were sent to 3009 Lillie St., near Colerick Street. Smoke was coming from the first and second floors.

Inside, firefighters found flames in the basement that had spread to the first floor. No injuries were reported. The blaze, which caused moderate to heavy damage, is under investigation.

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