FWFD crews battle Northside fire Wednesday morning

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FWFD crews battle Northside fire Wednesday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department says crews worked to extinguish a blaze just north of Lakeside Park Wednesday morning. FWFD trucks arrived around 7:45 on the 1700 block of Alabama Avenue to find heavy fire coming from a two-story residential home. One person was able to make it out of the house before crews arrived.

However, a cat was still inside the structure. Firefighters were able to rescue the animal. The fire was controlled in about 16 minutes and officials say that the home sustained heavy smoke damage.

They believe the flames broke out in the front porch area. The cause is still under investigation.