House fire still under investigation1

A duplex at the intersection of Jefferson and North Third streets sustained heavy damage from a fire on Friday night.

ELKHART — Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a home near downtown to burst into flames, sending nine people to the hospital.

Elkhart firefighters responded just before 9 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Jefferson and North Third streets and found a two-story duplex that was consumed by fire, Elkhart Fire Marshal Aaron Gerber said.

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