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Police and fire


4 escape St. Mary's Avenue house fire

Two adults and two children escaped a first-floor house fire at a St. Mary's Avenue home tonight, Fort Wayne firefighters said.

No one was injured in the fire, which was controlled in about 15 minutes, moderately damaged the home and remains under investigation, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said in a statement.

It said firefighters were called to 1037 St. Mary's Ave. just before 6 p.m. on a report of a house fire.

Firefighters said they found the porch at the rear of the house heavily involved in fire, extending into the kitchen at the rear of the residence. The outside fire was put out first, followed by the fire inside, the statement said.

It said the home next door sustained moderate heat damage.

Fort Wayne police, the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, the American Red Cross, Neighborhood Code Enforcement, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. and American Electric Power assisted at the scene.