Investigators say arson caused Elkhart house fire

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

ELKHART, Ind.--- Investigators say the cause of a fire that destroyed an Elkhart home is arson.

Police were called to the home near the intersection of Elizabeth and Bar around 11:50 p.m.

According to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth, the home was vacant but was owned by the city.

It was supposed to be used today by firefighters for collapse rescue training.

According to Battalion Chief David Cushwa, of the Elkhart Fire Department, the house had no electricity or gas.

It took crews about 15 minutes to put out the blaze.

The department is now looking into where the fire originated.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 251790531 -