Early morning fire in Elkhart

By: Newscenter 16 Staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 Staff Email

Elkhart fire officials are investigating an early morning blaze.

The fire happened in the 1600 block of Elizabeth Street around 6:10 a.m.

Emergency crews arrived to find smoke and flames showing from the second floor of a home. Firefighters were able to attack the fire from the exterior and then move inside the house. They encountered heavy smoke on the second floor. It appears the fire started in the second floor bedroom.

Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to the first floor. The fire was under control by 6:29 a.m.

The Elkhart Fire Department tells Newscenter 16 there is one occupant at the home, but no injuries were reported.

It is still not clear what caused the fire. The structure has “moderate to heavy” damage.

Elkhart Red Cross volunteers responded to this fire. They are providing shelter, clothing, food and bedding to one person.

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