Southwest fire rekindles, crew battle blaze twice in 24 hours

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A fire that broke out on Wednesday afternoon rekindled in the early hours of Thursday sending crews to the home twice in 24 hours.

The first fire was called in at 9309 Dawnsford Drive on the city’s southwest side. FWFD crews responded around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Fort Wayne Fire Department officials released the following:

FWFD was dispatched on a reported house fire. Upon Fire Engine arrival found black smoke coming from eves in attic and a working fire on back side of single story residence. Occupant and 2 dogs had escaped prior to Fire dept. arrival. Fire was located and quickly extinguished in attic as well as outside wall in rear of structure. A systematic search confirmed no other occupants or animals. Extensive overhaul took place in attic and rear of structure to make sure all hot spots were out. Investigators deemed accidental cause with improperly disposed of smoking material. FWFD was assisted by TRAA, PD, and neighborhood code.

Around 1:15 a.m. on Thursday, crews were again called back to the site of the initial fire when flames broke out again:

FWFD released the following:

FWFD was dispatched out at the address of a previous structure fire the day before. First units on the scene found a single story residence fully involved with fire. This was a Defensive fire only and units worked to make sure exposure houses did not get involved. One house to the East did have some siding damage from radiant heat. A ladder truck was set up and with other hand lines and the fire was brought under control relatively quickly. There were no occupants and no injuries. Cause is under investigation but most likely smoldering embers from previous fire.