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Fire heavily damages Pittsburg Street home

Fort Wayne firefighters brought an accidental Pittsburg Street house fire under control within seven minutes of arrival this morning, but the home sustained heavy smoke damage.

No one was injured.

Firefighters were called to a home in the 2900 block of Pittsburg Street at 8:05 a.m., and found moderate fire in the front living area and bedroom of the one-story home, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said in a statement.

The home did not have a working smoke detector, the statement said.

It said Fort Wayne police, the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, Neighborhood Code Enforcement and American Electric Power assisted at the scene.