Hoagland Avenue apartment badly damaged in Thursday morning fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Fire Department officials say that an apartment on Hoagland Avenue was badly damaged in a fire Thursday morning.

Around 9 a.m., crews were called to a building at the corner of Creighton and Hoagland.

They arrived to find flames coming from a window on the second floor.

A release from the FWFD said that everyone inside the complex had already gotten out of the building before firefighters arrived.

Crews were able to quickly put out the flames they believe started in the living room of the second-floor apartment.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fort Wayne Fire Department officials released the following:

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in an apartment building at the intersection of Hoagland and Creighton. When units arrived there was fire showing out of a second floor window. People had already evacuated and no one was found in the fire apartment. The fire in the apartment was extinguished and the fire is under investigation at this time. Crews worked for a period of time removing smoke from the entire structure. Assisting at the scene was FWPD,TRAA, Allen County Building Department, NHC.