One person rescued in South Calhoun apartment fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Firefighters in Fort Wayne rescued one person from a burning building late last night. The call came in just after 10:45 – sending crews to an apartment building a few blocks from downtown on South Calhoun.

Fire crews say two people made it out on their own, firefighters had to rescue the third.

No one was hurt. Investigators are not saying what caused the fire, but they say one of the apartments suffered major fire damage.

Fort Wayne Fire Department officials released the following:

Crew arrived and found fire showing from a second floor apartment (1836 South Calhoun Street). Two occupants self evacuated and FWFD assisted with locating and removing one occupant. 6 upstairs apartments over a first floor business, 5 apartments received smoke damage with the fire apartment being heavily damaged by fire. Downstairs business had water damage from firefighting operations. The fire was placed under control in just under 40 minutes. No firefighter injuries were reported. FWFD was assisted by FWPD, TRAA, AEP, NIPSCO and NCE.