Fire early Thursday in Elkhart ruled arson

A fire in a vacant Elkhart home Thursday has been ruled an arson.

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 11, 2013 at 3:02 p.m.

ELKHART — A fire that damaged a vacant home in Elkhart early Thursday morning has been ruled an arson.

The Elkhart Fire Department responded at 12:06 a.m. Thursday, April 11, to a fire at 427 Aspenwald Ave., according to a news release.

When they arrived at the scene, flames were seen coming out of several windows and a door on the east side of the two-story home.

The fire was under control by 1 a.m.

The fire started in the laundry room on the first floor of the building and caused about $40,000 of damage. The home had an estimated value of $75,000.

A moped stored in the building was also destroyed.

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