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ELKHART — A garage fire on the city’s south side Friday resulted when the occupant tried to burn a tree stump too close to the building.

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A fire on Missouri Avenue in Goshen destroyed a barn at a horse farm Wednesday. Emergency personnel from Concord, Harrison, Baugo and Jefferson townships responded to the call, but the structure was destroyed by 8 p.m.

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ELKHART — Two tenants were injured, although not seriously, during an apartment fire Thursday night.

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ELKHART — An incendiary appears to be the cause of a fire Sunday afternoon at 637 W. Franklin St., where a homeless man was routed, officials said Monday.

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ELKHART — The cause of a factory fire late Friday was determined to be improper maintenance, Elkhart Fire Inspector Rob McClintic said Monday.

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ELKHART — City firefighters will be safer when responding to emergencies after receiving a Firehouse Subs grant for 40 sets of body armor.

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ELKHART — The cause of an apartment fire on Burr Oak Lane in Elkhart early Wednesday was determined to be a malfunctioning refrigerator.

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ELKHART — Firefighters are at greater risk than most of getting cancer. A new Elkhart Fire Department policy would make it easier to document how the firefighters' line of work may have contributed to them becoming sick.

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ELKHART — Residents were driven from their home Tuesday by a fire in a front bedroom, but they escaped without injury, according to a report from the Elkhart Fire Department. 

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ELKHART — A helping hand from relatives, neighbors and the community is restoring the faith of a Cleveland Township family devastated by a fire that destroyed their home and all their belongings – including keepsakes, Christmas presents and clothing.

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ELKHART— A small fire caused a brief evacuation at Monger Elementary School on Monday morning after a student lit a paper towel dispenser on fire in the school’s bathroom, according to the Elkhart Fire Department.

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OSCEOLA — Police on Friday afternoon named the man who was killed in a Thursday morning fire at his home in Osceola.

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MIDDLEBURY — A barn near Middlebury was deemed a total loss as a result of a fire on Friday.

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OSCEOLA — Mishawaka and Penn Township fire departments were called to a fatal house fire in Osceola on Thursday morning.

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ELKHART — Five adults and four children, ages 2 to 9, were displaced by a fire in a Marion Street apartment building that had no working smoke detectors, according to firefighters. 

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ELKHART — No people were injured, but family members lost their dog in an Elkhart house fire on Thursday.

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TOPEKA -- Authorities were still investigating the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of an 8-year-old girl Friday night. 

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ELKHART — Local firefighters are again testing their strength and endurance at the 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge world competition.

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WAKARUSA — A fire that caused significant damage to a two-story home, but no injuries, was blamed on a gas furnace turned on for the first time this season. 

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ELKHART — Fire crews from three departments responded to a house fire on Vista Lane north of Elkhart Christian Academy late Tuesday. 

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ELKHART — An additional appropriation of $3.4 million was approved Monday night by the Elkhart City Council for investments in a new combined police and fire station.

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ELKHART — Mayor Tim Neese announced Thursday that Steve Kamp will be appointed Elkhart fire chief following Chad Carey’s transition to the private sector.

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ELKHART — An Elkhart woman whose house burned in June claims her insurance company is being slow to compensate her and clean up the property because the house was in a black neighborhood.

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ELKHART -- Downed power lines initially delayed efforts to reach a structure fire at 414 E. Beardsley Ave., but crews eventually doused the blaze and no injuries were reported. 

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ELKHART — Cueramaro Supermarket on Lusher Avenue burned on Friday, Aug. 9, and the owners say they feel certain they know who set it ablaze.

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MILLERSBURG — A Millersburg family escaped a fire Tuesday but it may take them up to a year to rebuild their home, relatives say.