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Elkhart firefighters respond to a fire Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 1901 Osolo Road in Elkhart in the Highland Mobile Home Park. One unit suffered damage, but the fire was extinguished quickly. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Elkhart firefighters carry a ladder back to a truck as an investigator begins to search for the cause of a fire in a mobile home in the 1900 block of Osolo Road Wedneday, March 27, 2013. The fire caused the closure of Osolo Road for a time as firefighters had to run a hose across the road to a nearby hydrant. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

An Elkhart firefighter pulls a hose into a burning mobile home in the 1900 block of Osolo Road Wedneday, March 27, 2013. The fire caused the closure of Osolo Road for a time as firefighters had to run a hose across the road to a nearby hydrant. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Elkhart firefighters look into the north end of a burning mobile home in the 1900 block of Osolo Road Wedneday, March 27, 2013. The fire caused the closure of Osolo Road for a time as firefighters had to run a hose across the road to a nearby hydrant. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)
Elkhart mobile home damaged by fire
Posted on March 27, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

ELKHART — The Elkhart Fire Department responded to a fire that damaged a mobile home on the northeast side of the city.

The fire department was called at about 1:19 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, to 1901 Osolo Road, Lot 73. The 1900 block of Osolo Road was blocked for traffic because the fire department needed to have a water hose across the road to get to a nearby fire hydrant.

The fire was out by 1:38 p.m., according to dispatchers. Firefighters remained at the scene to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.

UPDATE:

Investigators have determined the fire started in the home’s front bedroom, but the cause is still under investigation.

The home is considered to be a total loss with an estimated $15,000 in damage, according to a news release from the Elkhart Fire Department.

The home was insured, but contained some collectible items not covered by the insurance policy.

The tenant was not home at the time of the fire.