The Journal Gazette
Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:25 am

4 badly hurt in morning house fire

Jamie Duffy | The Journal Gazette

A mother and her three children were rushed to a hospital in very critical condition after a fire broke out in their Chancery Drive home around 5 a.m. Thursday.

The four victims were found in the living room that was ablaze, according to a report written by Battalion Chief Jamison York of the Fort Wayne Fire Department. 

Fire crews arrived at 3812 Chancery Place, near Interstate 69 and Aboite Center Road on the city’s southwest side, just before 5 a.m. and immediately focused on finding victims in the one-story house. 

The family was removed and the fire in the living room extinguished. Several Fort Wayne and Allen County law enforcement units assisted with providing care to the victims at the scene, the report said. No firefighters were injured. 

Four Three Rivers Ambulance Authority units provided patient care and transport, the report said. 

The fire was under control in 19 minutes, the report said. The house sustained moderate fire and smoke damage and minor water damage. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation


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