Fire crews called to battle house fires in Edwardsburg, South Bend on Wednesday afternoon

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A firefighter examines a home on Sundance Drive in Edwardsburg for any sign of flames and smoke after a blaze destroyed the home on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. (Photo supplied/ABC 57)

It was a busy afternoon, Wednesday, July 13, for fire crews from several departments that were called to a house fire on Sundance Drive along U.S. 12 west of downtown Edwardsburg.

On arrival, crews found the home fully engulfed. The smoke plume could be seen for miles.
Family members the blaze started in a garage, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

There was no word of any injuries.

Investigators have not officially determined the cause.


Clay Fire crews were also called to a house fire in the 52000 block of Helvie Drive on Wednesday, July 13, according to a news release from the Clay Township Fire Department.
Crews quickly contained the blaze to a bedroom.

All of the occupants got out safely. The family pet was rescued by firefighters and returned safely to the homeowners.

The cause of the fire is believed electrical in nature, caused by a tree branch coming in contact with a power line hooked to the house, accoridng to the news release.

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