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Crews respond twice Saturday to fire on South 6th Street in Elkhart

The Elkhart Fire Department responded to structure fire at 6:30 p.m. at 1614 S. 6th St. Saturday night only to respond to it again at about 9:20 p.m.
Posted on Dec. 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 14, 2013 at 6:38 p.m.

ELKHART — Emergency crews were called out twice to a house fire at 1614 S. 6th Street in Elkhart at Saturday, Dec. 14.

The first call came in at about 6:30 p.m. Dispatchers said over the scanner that the 911 caller described seeing smoke and flames coming out of the roof and the personnel who arrived first at the scene said the same.

Crews from the Elkhart Fire Department searched the building -- a house split into three apartments -- and determined no one was hurt or inside the building during the fire, according to Battalion Chief Scott Chris. They were able to contain the damage to one bedroom on the second floor and cleared the scene by about 7:30 p.m., Chris said.

A second call came in at about 9:30 p.m. A caller reported seeing smoke coming from the second floor.

Crews left the scene again about 45 minutes later. Further detail on the rekindling wasn't available Saturday evening.

A cause has not yet been determined. Details were not available on how many people lived in the building or if any of the inhabitants would be displaced from their homes.




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