Natural gas-fed Fort Wayne fire forces evacuationsMay 8, 2013
By The Associated Press
FORT WAYNE — A Fort Wayne fire fed by natural gas has forced at least 16 people from their homes.
The fire began early Tuesday in a building housing an antique shop and apartments. Once firefighters learned of the natural gas, they evacuated six houses.
No one was injured, but the building and virtually all of its contents were destroyed.
Rick Meyer, owner of Meyer Creek Antiques, tells The Journal Gazette that the fire kept growing because crews were stymied in turning off the gas. He said that the fire would be put out, but then the building would fill with gas and the fire would restart.
Firefighters say an accumulation of gas between the first and second floors caused a small explosion.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Forming the ensemble Grupo Guanaco has brought the Dubons closer as a family and has extended...
A Jasper man sentenced to serve time in the Dubois County Work Release program was arrested...
While construction on the Jasper park began in January, an official groundbreaking was held today.
Area high school students are building a Greenpower car and will race it at an international...
Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz delivered his annual State of the City address at a Jasper Chamber...
The Jasper Common Council voted in favor of establishing a riverfront district, although...
Students are learning about various disabilities this week during Cedar Crest Intermediate...
Volunteers have taken another step forward in saving Birdseye’s Koerner Commercial Block building.