Fire ignites fireworks inside Fort Wayne Phantom warehouse

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department says the cause of a fire in the Phantom Fireworks warehouse off Northland Blvd is still being investigated.

Officials arrived shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday night and couldn’t see the flames when they arrived but found thick smoke and some fireworks going off when they entered.

A sprinkler head above the fire was keeping it in check and crews were able to put it out quickly.

Officials say that fire damage was kept to a small area in the warehouse. No one was hurt in the fire.

Officials with the FWFD released the following:

A FWFD Engine was dispatched on a Fire alarm at Phantom Fireworks. Upon E15 arrival they found a medium single-story commercial structure with nothing showing from the exterior.

Upon investigating smoke was found inside the structure and a full 704 working fire response was started. Thick smoke was encountered in the back storage/warehouse area with some fireworks lighting off. A sprinkler head above the fire was flowing and keeping the fire in check while crews pulled additional line to completely extinguish the fire.

No extension and nothing else found with a search of the building. There was water and smoke damage throughout but the fire damage was kept to a small area in the warehouse. The fire is under investigation.