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Firefighter Jason Gour of the Cleveland Township Fire Department changes his tank while fighting a house fire Friday, August 23, 2013, at 50599 Brooklyn Ave., north of Elkhart. Firefighters from Baugo, Clay, Cleveland, Osolo and Edwardsburg fire departments responded to the fire, which was contained within 45 to 50 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Firefighters from Baugo, Clay, Cleveland, Osolo and Edwardsburg fire departments responded to a house fire Friday, August 23, 2013, at 50599 Brooklyn Ave., north of Elkhart. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Firefighters from Baugo, Clay, Cleveland, Osolo and Edwardsburg fire departments responded to a house fire Friday, August 23, 2013, at 50599 Brooklyn Ave., north of Elkhart. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Firefighters from Baugo, Clay, Cleveland, Osolo and Edwardsburg fire departments responded to a house fire Friday, August 23, 2013, at 50599 Brooklyn Ave., north of Elkhart. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Cleveland Township Fire Department Assistant Chief Kurt Marschke catches his breath after working to control a house fire Friday, August 23, 2013, at 50599 Brooklyn Ave., north of Elkhart. Firefighters from Baugo, Clay, Cleveland, Osolo and Edwardsburg fire departments responded to the fire, which was contained within 45 to 50 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Cleveland Township Fire Department Assistant Chief Kurt Marschke speaks with a member of the Baugo Township Fire Department after containing a fire Friday, August 23, 2013, inside a home at 50599 Brooklyn Ave., north of Elkhart. Firefighters from Baugo, Clay, Cleveland, Osolo and Edwardsburg fire departments responded to the fire, which was largely contained within 45 to 50 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Firefighters take a break while waiting for hot spots to die down inside a home Friday, August 23, 2013, at 50599 Brooklyn Ave., north of Elkhart. Firefighters from Baugo, Clay, Cleveland, Osolo and Edwardsburg fire departments responded to the fire, which was largely contained within 45-50 minutes. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)
Fire

Posted on Aug. 23, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 23, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.

ELKHART — Five volunteer fire departments are battling a blaze at a Cleveland Township home near the Indiana-Michigan border.

Firefighters were dispatched around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, to a home at 50599 Brooklyn Ave.

Neighbors Jimmy and Emma Reed called 911 when they saw smoke coming from the manufactured home. At one point, the back of the structure was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were searching the home for any occupants. The Reeds say the home is occupied by a couple.

Richard Newman, fire chief of the Cleveland Township Fire Department, said firefighters have not found anyone in the home and are working to track down the occupants. The blaze was brought under control in about 45 minutes, he said.

Cleveland was assisted at the scene by units from Baugo, Osolo and Clay townships and the village of Edwardsburg, Mich.