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Police and fire

  • Area near I-469, Auburn Road reopens after gas leak
    The roads around Interstate 469 and Auburn Road have been cleared and reopened after a construction crew hit a gas line this morning, requiring patients and staff from two medical buildings to be evacuated for a time, Fort Wayne firefighters said.
  • 2 hurt in Noble County crash
    Two people were hurt Tuesday evening when their vehicles collided in rural Noble County.
  • Wheelie leads to collision
    The woman sat on the sidewalk, smothering her face in towels and tissues as three men put their arms around her. Just up the street, amid the destroyed motorcycle and debris littering the road, was her son.

Home for sale damaged in fire

A Fort Wayne home for sale was heavily damaged by a mid-day fire Tuesday.

At 11:20 a.m., the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 3530 Kirkland Ave., the department said.

Firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof. Flames had spread throughout the attic, and firefighters used an insulation vacuum to remove flammable material from the attic, the department said.

The house was vacant, and no injuries were reported. The cause remains under investigation.