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Elkhart Fire Department crews battle a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. The call came at 9:47 p.m. and firefighters had most of the fire controlled within 30 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

An Elkhart Fire Department firefighter battles a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. The call came at 9:47 p.m. and firefighters had most of the fire controlled within 30 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Elkhart Fire Department crews battle a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. The call came at 9:47 p.m. and firefighters had most of the fire controlled within 30 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Elkhart Fire Department crews battle a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. The call came at 9:47 p.m. and firefighters had most of the fire controlled within 30 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Elkhart Fire Department crews battle a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. The call came at 9:47 p.m. and firefighters had most of the fire controlled within 30 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

An Elkhart Fire Department firefighter battles a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. The call came at 9:47 p.m. and firefighters had most of the fire controlled within 30 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Carl Walter takes photos from across Middlebury Street as Elkhart Fire Department crews battle a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. Walter and his family smelled the smoke from their home on Indiana Avenue and walked to the scene. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

An Elkhart Fire Department firefighter battles a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. The call came at 9:47 p.m. and firefighters had most of the fire controlled within 30 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Elkhart Fire Department crews battle a house fire Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 718 Middlebury St. in Elkhart. The call came at 9:47 p.m. and firefighters had most of the fire controlled within 30 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)
Elkhart home severely damaged in Tuesday evening fire
Posted on April 2, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

ELKHART — The Elkhart Fire Department responded to a house fire at 718 Middlebury St. on Tuesday evening, April 2.

Emergency dispatchers received a call at 9:47 p.m. reporting a house fully engulfed by flames.

Neighbor Joe Leazaran said he was taking out the trash when he saw smoke coming from the chimney and flames on the lower level of the two-story home.

The two cars the home’s residents normally drive were not at the house at the time the fire started, but the family owns two dogs which may have been in the house.

No additional information was available as of 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.