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South-side home damaged in blaze; nobody injured

December 29, 2018 GMT

Fort Wayne fire investigators are looking into the cause of a basement fire that damaged a two-story house Friday morning.

Crews arrived about 7:50 a.m. after neighbors alerted emergency officials about the blaze at 616 Boltz St., according to a news release.

The crews found heavy smoke coming from the home, which was unoccupied.

The fire was brought under control in 14 minutes. No one was injured.

3 hurt in crash near downed tree

A motorist reporting a fallen tree watched as her vehicle was smashed and totaled by another driver attempting to avoid a roadblock in DeKalb County.


Officers said the crash happened just after 7 p.m. Thursday when a 43-year-old Ashley woman pulled over to report the downed tree in the 1100 block of Indiana 327.

A 2012 Ford Focus traveling south tried to avoid the tree by swerving, but hit it and bounced head on into the stopped vehicle, a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica, according to a news release.

At least three people were taken to hospitals, but were released, officers said.

A 22-year-old Auburn woman was driving the Focus. She had three passengers in her vehicle. The other driver had one passenger.