Family escapes unharmed after basement catches fire
ELKHART — A family escaped their home unharmed after an electrical fire sparked in their basement early Thursday morning.
Elkhart firefighters arrived at 412 Brady Street in response to a structure fire and found a free burning fire in the basement.
The fire was under control at 1:43 a.m. and extinguished before it spread to the rest of the building. Damage on the building is estimated at $20,000.
Two occupants were sleeping in the basement when the fire started. Both occupants were able to escape the basement and alert the rest of their family.