Tree falls on power line, causes fire on Calhoun Street
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Tree falls on power line, causes fire on Calhoun Street

Tree falls on power line, causes fire on Calhoun Street

Road blocked following fire, 7/10/24.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Power was outaged at several businesses near downtown Fort Wayne on Wednesday due to a fire.

Tree falls near Calhoun Street, causing fire, power outage in Fort Wayne
Tree fell near Calhoun Street, 7/10/24.

Smoke and flames erupted in the 1600 block of Calhoun Street shortly before noon. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was able to contain the blaze, but nearby businesses were left without power.

According to the fire chief, a tree fell on a power line, which caused the fire.

An outage map from Indiana Michigan Power shows crews are assessing conditions and a restoration time is not yet known.

A minor power outage caused by a fallen tree on South Calhoun Street on Wednesday, July 10, on the I&M power outage map
A minor power outage caused by a fallen tree on South Calhoun Street on Wednesday, July 10, on the I&M power outage map