UPDATE: Crews respond to Building Dept. fire, find broken window

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

South Bend, Ind. An investigation is underway, into an overnight fire at the South Bend/St. Joseph County Building Department.

Crews were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. to the building at 125 South Lafayette.

Firefighters tell NewsCenter 16 the sprinkler system prevented a great deal of damage.

Crews were able to put out the rest of the flames quickly, but water continued to flow out of the building`s sprinkler system. So the water department was called in to shut the water off.

“The sprinkler head was triggered by the fire in that office,” said Capt. Christian Rose of the South Bend Fire Dept. “And there was a broken window, so we’re unsure how that happened. So we called the fire investigators out to see whether or not arson was involved, or something else.”

The office is open for business Monday.

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