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Near-north home blaze doused; kitten is rescued

No one was injured and a kitten was rescued during an attic fire just north of downtown early Tuesday.

Fort Wayne firefighters arrived to a home at 642 Elizabeth St. between Spy Run Avenue and the St. Joseph River and found flames at the side of the house near the roofline, the department said. They were able to put out flames outside the home before extinguishing the fire inside to bring the blaze under control in 17 minutes, firefighters said.

No one was home when the fire started in the attic, and there were no injuries. Firefighters rescued a kitten from the one-story home and the pet was turned over to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control.

There was moderate fire, water and smoke damage to the home and the cause of the fire is still under investigation, the department said.

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