Apartment fire in Elkhart causes no injuries

This photo shows what is left of the apartment building on Ridgewood Drive that caught fire early morning Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

ELKHART – A fire in a vacant apartment on the south side of Elkhart resulted in no injuries, but caused $25,000 in property damages early Saturday morning.

According to a press release from the Elkhart Fire Department, at approximately 12:40 a.m. four engines responded to an apartment fire in the 2800 block of Ridgewood Drive.

“(Elkhart Fire Department) units arrived on the scene to find a multi-family dwelling with flames coming from a window on the west side of the building,” according to the press release from Aaron Garber, division chief.

The residents of the building were evacuated and there were no injuries reported, as the fire started in the vacant apartment. No other apartments were damaged as a result of the smoke and fire.

“EFD personnel entered the apartment and extinguished the fire quickly and without difficulty,” Garber’s release said.

According to the release, crews arrived at 12:42 a.m. and the fire was under control by 12:57 a.m.

There were working smoke alarms present. The fire was preliminarily ruled as an accident by investigators.

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