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Resident says water pipe burst caused bathroom to catch on fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC21) – Residents said a water pipe burst caused their bathroom to catch on fire.

Fire officials said they received a call around 9:34 P.M. on Thursday about the fire. Officials said a resident from the house called.

The house was located on Wall Street.

A family member said a water pipe burst near a heater inside a bathroom and caused the fire.

She said her aunt, two kids and a dog were inside the home at the time and everyone got out safely.

Fire officials said they put out the fire within 9 minutes after they arrived.

Family members said the woman, two kids and the dog did not have any known injuries.

A family member said she did not expect this would ever happen to her family especially in the freezing conditions.


Louie Tran

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