FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A unit at Tall Oaks Apartments was damaged by a fire Monday morning and led to a scary situation for residents who had to evacuate.
FWFD crews were dispatched just before 11 a.m. The first unit arrived on scene to find heavy smoke showing from a 4th-floor balcony.
The fire was coded a 706, second alarm fire, due to the amount of occupants inside the building and size and challenges with type of building.
Heavy fire was found in an apartment on the 4th floor and crews made entry to extinguish the flames. Significant smoke was in hallways on multiple floors and crews worked to make sure occupants either were evacuated or protected in place with their apartment doors shut. Crews also worked to clear the building of smoke. The fire was brought under control and is currently under investigation. FWPD, TRAA, and Neighborhood Code Enforcement all assisted on the scene.