Flames cause roof collapse in Edsall Avenue garage fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Fire Department officials say that a garage fire spread at a home Tuesday morning causing its roof to collapse and heavy fire damage. One person was able to get outside safely after flames broke out just before 10:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Edsall Avenue.

When they arrived the garage was fully engulfed and the fire had spread to the home through an attached breezeway.

After the garage roof collapsed, a vehicle inside continued to burn. FWFD officials say this made their job more difficult but a wrecker was called in to pull out the car.

It took firefighters about half an hour to get the blaze under control.

FWFD officials released the following:

FWFD was dispatched on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival E9 found a fully involved garage attached to the home by a breezeway with fire extending into the home. Three different engine crews attacked the fire while the two truck crews searched the structure and rendered safe the utilities. A vehicle in the garage continued to burn after the roof collapsed and made fighting the fire difficult. A wrecker was called to pull the burning car out of the garage where it was finally extinguished. The fire is still under investigation by the FWFD Investigators. FWFD was assisted by FWPD, TRAA, NCE.