South Bend neighborhood sees second house fire in less than a week

Published: May. 22, 2023 at 4:18 AM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The South Bend Fire Department is investigating the cause of yet another house fire in South Bend early Monday morning.

Emergency crews were called just before 2:45 a.m. to the 2000 block of S. Taylor Street. When they arrived, they were met with heavy smoke and flames showing from the back and side of a single-story home.

Officials say the fire was under control in less than half an hour. No injuries were reported.

It’s the latest in a recent string of fires across the city that the department is investigating. The fire was just a few blocks away from another house fire that happened last Thursday morning in the 2000 block of Franklin Street.

South Bend Fire Chief Carl Buchanon held a news conference this past Friday about an alarming increase in fires, including suspicious ones. He said structure fires within the city limits have increased 38% from last year.

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