Another vacant northeast home set on fire

(Photo Supplied/Fort Wayne Fire Dept)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  Another house fire has been reported on the northeast side of Fort Wayne.

Crews were called to Oakhurst Drive, near the intersection of Trier Road and Maplecrest Road.  The fire started at an vacant or abandoned house around 3:52 a.m. on Memorial Day morning.

When they arrived, they found the porch and front of the house in flames.

It took around 14 minutes to get the fire under control.  Luckily no one was hurt, and no one was found inside the home.

The two story house suffered moderate fire and water, fire and smoke damage.

Less than a week ago, it was reported that police were looking for an arsonist on that area. All of the fires have been in vacant homes, and some of them have been in the same home multiple times.

Fire crews also battled another fire on Sunday night on Thieme Drive just west of downtown.

Around 6:15 p.m. on on March 29th, a fire broke out on the first and second floor of the home.  There was no one home at the time, but a dog had been found dead inside the home.

It took around a half hour to put out the fire, which had heavy fire and smoke damage.

Both fires remain under investigation.


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