ELKHART — A fire that started in a first-floor living room quickly spread to the second floor and burned through the roof in one area before firefighters could extinguish the blaze. 

City firefighters were called at 2:09 p.m. Friday to the home at 1821 Belmont Ave. Heavy smoke was coming from the building when they arrived, according to an Elkhart Fire Department report. 

Although they extinguished the fire on the first floor, firefighters discovered the flames had already spread to the second floor, according to the report. Crews gained access to the roof/attic area and had the fire extinguished in about 40 minutes. 

Two adult family members escaped without serious injury. One family member was treated at the scene with a minor injury, the report said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Saturday.

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