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Fire units sent to Marion Street blaze

Posted on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.

Truth Staff

ELKHART — A fire destroyed a building early Monday, Feb. 18.

The Elkhart Fire Department responded to 422 Marion St. at 12:29 a.m. where they found flames coming out of windows on the first and second floors of a vacant building.

The fire got into the walls and went up to the attic, causing damage to the roof, according to a report from Chief Investigator Rob Smith.

A building nextdoor, on 420 W. Marion, was also damaged from exposure to the fire.

The fire was under control around 2:25 a.m., with the help of four engines, a truck and three other vehicles. No one was injured.

The fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire, which originated in the first floor.