The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 8:12 am

Fire damages vacant northeast-side home

The Journal Gazette

A fire this morning moderately damaged a vacant two-story home on Fort Wayne's northeast side, firefighters said.

No one was injured in the 8:43 a.m. fire at 1632 Lofton Way, near Lake Avenue and Maplecrest Road, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said in a statement. The statement said the fire was controlled within 10 minutes of firefighters' arrival.

Firefighters found smoke coming from the attic area of the home, and pulled the upstairs ceilings and opened the roof to fight the blaze, the statement said. It said extensive overhaul was needed to remove insulation from the attic.

The fire remains under investigation, the statement said.

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