Sunday afternoon fire ends in one fatality

("Afraid of a little forest fire?" by Staci Lichterman, CC BY 2.0)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – One person is dead as a result of a house fire that occurred just north of downtown Fort Wayne Sunday afternoon.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a residential fire at around 2:37 p.m. on the 1400 block of Oneida Street.  After arriving, firefighters noticed smoke coming from the home.  Crews attacked the fire from the inside while trying to search for people.

A fire was found in the living room as well as a victim.  Firefighters had the fire under control in eight minutes.  The home sustained moderate fire and smoke damage.

The victim died as a result of the fire.

This fire is under investigation by the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

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