South Bend Apartment Building Catches Fire

By: Robert Borrelli
By: Robert Borrelli

An early morning fire at a South Bend apartment building left more than two dozen people homeless.

Those who live at the two story apartment building awoke to smoke and flames just after midnight.

The damage is not much to see from outside.

But, investigators say there was enough smoke damage to require moving tenants out.

A busload of residents were brought back to their homes late this afternoon to salvage what they could.

The St. Joseph County Red Cross is putting them up at a local hotel through the weekend.

Edward Marshall and his wife Juanita are thankful no one was hurt. "That's what i'm grateful about that everybody got out safely, no one was hurt. Lotta' smoke damage. Lotta' smoke damage. Me and her is in the process of moving right now. I can't go back up in there," says Edward.

"They say it's gonna' be livable in a week. I can't believe that, I can't believe that," Juanita adds.

The South Bend fire arson unit is looking into the cause of the fire that started in a former dumbwaiter.”


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