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Blaze kills 2 dogs in home

September 21, 2018

Two dogs died in a house fire in the 400 block of Englewood Court on Thursday.

When firefighters arrived just before 3 p.m., they found heavy smoke coming from an open window in the home, according to a news release from the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

Fire was found on the first floor and was extinguished by firefighters in 17 minutes, the release said. They began to search the home for occupants and found the dogs, which had died because of the smoke.

No one else was home at the time, and no other injuries were reported. The home sustained moderate fire damage and heavy smoke damage, the news release said.

Sand spills after crash on I-69

The southbound lanes of Interstate 69 north of Fort Wayne were closed for over two hours Thursday morning after a crash involving an SUV and a dump truck resulted in 18 tons of sand being spilled.

According to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Will Gooden, 57, of Fort Wayne was driving a dump truck south on I-69 near mile-marker 323 when he went to merge into the passing lane, striking an SUV on the passenger side.

The SUV, driven by Melissa Getts, 26, of Auburn, went into the median and struck the cable barriers before stopping.  

Gooden overcorrected after hitting the SUV and overturned on the highway onto the driver’s side, the news release said. He was trapped in the truck until emergency responders got him out through the windshield.

Gooden, Getts and her 1-year-old child, who was in a car seat in the back seat of the SUV, were all taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, the news release said.

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