A fire heavily damaged an apartment Thursday morning on Fort Waynes south side, according to the city fire department.
About 4:45 a.m., fire crews were sent to 1029 Fayette Drive, near Decatur and East Paulding roads, and they encountered heavy flames shooting from the back of a first-floor apartment, fire officials said.
An adult had escaped the burning apartment before firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported.
Fire officials said it took 16 minutes to bring the flames under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.