Crews battle large downtown blaze

(Darrin Wright/WOWO News)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A fire in downtown Fort Wayne lit up the sky and caused at least a small power outage early this morning.

WOWO News spotted the fire near the intersection of 1115 W. Washington Blvd., slightly southwest of Washington Elementary School, at 4:08am. Flames were at times burning so high they were above the nearby houses, and the heat from the fire could be felt more than a block away.

Fire crews were on the scene within two minutes. Traffic signals at Jefferson and College were also disabled by the blaze, which destroyed a detached garage and multiple cars.

(Darrin Wright/WOWO News)

A Fort Wayne dispatcher told WOWO News that the fire was considered “under control” at 4:52am. Indiana Michigan Power reports that 102 customers in the affected area lost power, with restoration expected by 9am.

No injuries were reported.


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