The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:00 am


Man saved in Warsaw fire

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

A man rescued from a burning apartment building was in stable condition Tuesday, Warsaw police said.

Firefighters responded about 9:30 p.m. Monday to 321 W. Fort Wayne St. in Warsaw, where heavy flames were visible on the first story, police said in a news release.

Emergency personnel received reports of people possibly being trapped inside the burning building, and five crews entered the structure to conduct a rescue search, police said.

Steven D. Mawer, a second-floor resident, was removed through a second-floor window and taken to ground level by ladder, police said.

He was flown to Lutheran Hospital's burn center, the release said.

Fire crews also searched the first floor for residents, police said, and it was later confirmed they weren't inside.

Police said the building, which is managed by Schafer Rentals LLC of Warsaw, sustained about $125,100 in damage. Damage to its contents was estimated at $63,000.

The fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal and the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory marshal.

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