Fire damages building at historic Old Fort

(WANE Photo)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fire damaged a building at the historic Old Fort Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched to the Old Fort at 5:59 a.m. and found one building fully engulfed in flames.

Fire crews had the flames extinguished in 12 minutes.

(WANE Photo)
(WANE Photo)

The small building is still standing, but burn marks are clearly visible. Fire personnel removed badly burned items from the building.

According to the release from the fire department, it was the former blacksmith building that was damaged. Many of the tools and equipment in the building were destroyed in the fire.

Investigators and officials from the parks department are investigating the damage.

It’s unclear if the building has electricity.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.The Fort Wayne Parks Dept., Neighborhood Code, and the
FWPD assisted at the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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