Some apartments at the Stratford Place apartment complex were evacuated early Saturday while fire department crews battled a blaze in one of the units.
Firefighters were called to 1927 Hazelwood Ave., near Crescent Avenue and North Anthony Boulevard, at 4:09 a.m.
When they arrived, they found that the five people in the apartment, including three children, got out before crews arrived, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said.
It took 18 minutes to bring the fire under control, the department said.
The fire, which began in a first-floor bedroom, caused moderate damage. The department said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.