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Bird nests in chimney cause Waynedale blaze

January 3, 2019

Fort Wayne firefighters extinguished an attic and chimney fire in Waynedale on Wednesday after receiving multiple 911 calls, including one from someone driving on Airport Expressway, the fire department said.

Firefighters were called at 2:05 p.m. to the two-story home at 7823 Knightswood Drive. They arrived in four minutes and brought the fire under control in nine minutes, a report said.

One person and a pet got out of the home when neighbors knocked on the door. The cause of the blaze was an accumulation of birds’ nests in and around the chimney.

The fire was contained to the attic and chimney, the department said.

No one injured in morning fire

Residents escaped injury Wednesday after a home caught fire, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said.

Firefighters were called to 2116 Florida Drive at 8:42 a.m. and found smoke coming from the two-story home, the department said.

The fire, located in the attic, took firefighters a little more than 15 minutes to bring under control

The home had moderate fire and water damage and minor smoke damage, the department said.

House fire’s cause being investigated

Fire investigators in Fort Wayne are trying to determine the cause of a blaze that heavily damaged a house early Wednesday.

Crews arrived at 3415 Adirondack Drive at 5:20 a.m. after receiving a call from a neighbor. Fire was found throughout the one-story house, the department said.

The owner of the house wasn’t home, and crews brought the blaze under control in about a half-hour.

There were no injuries.

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