The Journal Gazette
Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00 am


Nobody injured in west-side blaze

Journal Gazette

One adult escaped a bedroom fire that moderately damaged a Chippewa Trail home Wednesday, Fort Wayne firefighters said.

No one was injured.

Firefighters were called to 5216 Chippewa Trail about 11:15 a.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the two-story home, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said. Firefighters found a fire in a second-floor bedroom and controlled it within about 15 minutes.

An electric space heater had been plugged in to an extension cord, the fire department said.

Fort Wayne police, the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, Neighborhood Code Enforcement and Indiana Michigan Power assisted.

Bicyclist struck, killed identified

The Allen County coroner's office identified a bicyclist Wednesday who was struck and killed on Lima Road at the Interstate 69 overpass Monday night.

Jesse Sosa Almanza, 39, of Fort Wayne was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a car about 8:45 p.m., the coroner's office said.

Almanza died accidentally from multiple blunt force injuries, the coroner's office said after an autopsy.

His death is the sixth in traffic crashes in Fort Wayne and Allen County this year, the coroner said.

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