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Burned out containers and debris can be seen from Phillips Street on the west side of Elkhart following an overnight fire Sunday, April 27, 2014. Several fire departments battled the fire. (Jennifer Shephard / Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Tr)

Multiple area fire departments battle a fire at Green Stream Co. early Sunday morning, April 27 on Phillips Street in Elkhart. (Sarah Welliver/ The Elkhart Trut) (Buy this photo)
Firefighters trying to determine what caused Green Stream Company fire
Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Firefighters are still working to determine what caused a fire that destroyed some semitrailer compartments and roll-off hoppers late Saturday night, April 26.

Five Elkhart area fire departments responded to reports of an industrial fire at Green Stream Co., at 29414 Phillips Drive. 

The fire crews were able to contain the fire to two trailers and a recyclable hopper in the parking lot. No damage was done to the actual structure and no one was hurt. 

Cleveland Fire Chief Richard Newman said the fire was out by 1:51 a.m. The fire originated around a trash hopper and it got into some combustibles.

The fire rekindled at about 5:38 a.m. Monday. Cleveland fire, as well as Osolo and Baugo responded as mutual aid. The fire was out by 6:45 a.m.

Newman said firefighters are gathering information while they continue too look for the cause of the fire. 

Amit Shah, who owns the company, told The Elkhart Truth that semitrailer compartments and roll-off hoppers were damaged in the fire that started around 11 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and lasted into early Sunday morning.

"I'm more happy that no one was hurt, and that the fire department did a great job containing the fire," said Shah, who has owned the business since 2010. "We did lose some equipment, but that's always replaceable."