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Vacant house sees heavy fire damage

Fire heavily damaged a vacant house early Tuesday.

Shortly before 1 a.m., the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 1920 Hoagland Ave., south of downtown.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and flames throughout the entire home. The heat was so intense the first firefighters in the building were driven back and had to continue the fight from outside, the fire department said.

After crews managed to knock down the fire, firefighters re-entered the home and extinguished the remaining flames as they searched for hot spots and fire hidden in the walls, according to the fire department.

The house incurred heavy fire, water and smoke damage, but no injuries were reported, the department said.

The cause remains under investigation.