A house located at 637 W. Franklin St. in Elkhart was destroyed in a fire Sunday.

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.

The home had been scheduled for demolition in 2016, according to a report from the Elkhart Fire Department. Neighbors said the demolition never happened due to high amounts of asbestos in the home.

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Joe King

what a shame...that was a cool looking house...Another home on Franklin St. that was butchered by slumlords to rent out....I wish the city would have more control of single homes and stop letting them make it rentals.... Look what they did to Franklin St and the surrounding neighborhoods...

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