Cotton arrived at his home today to go through what may be salvageable and to find out what all was lost in the fire. The upstairs and back half of his home were completely burned, but the front room was left untouched, saving his grandfather's antique desk from the 1930's.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to the fire around 7:40 last night. Fire crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from 611 Sturgis and 605 Sturgis. The flames eventually traveled with the wind over to 615 Sturgis, and firefighters were able to stop it from spreading. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but neighbors say they heard firecrackers just before the blaze began.