Fort Wayne firefighters battle Smith Street blaze

The Fort Wayne Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze Sunday morning that left heavy damage in a home on Smith Street.

The fire department was called at 3:41 a.m. and arrived 3 minutes later at 2429 Smith. Firefighters found the two-story home with heavy fire showing from the rear and roof, according to a news release. The fire had already extended to the house next door. That home was being evacuated as the fire department arrived. Extra units were called to help control the blaze. No one was inside the house where the fire started. It took 38 minutes to bring the blaze under control and no injuries were reported.