Three Goshen fires and one in Mishawaka keep firefighters busy just before midnight Tuesday

Firefighters in Goshen battled three nearly-simultaneous fires in the overnight hours Tuesday night while another happened in Mishawaka at around the same time.

No one was injured fighting the house fires in Goshen. They were reported in the 300 block of North 9th at 11:40 p.m., in the 200 block of East Street at 11:56 p.m., and in the 200 block of West Wilden at two minutes after midnight.

One of those homes was abandoned. Goshen Police say they have a person of interest in that city’s fires: It’s a homeless man.

30-year-old Eric Matthew Miller, was found hiding in a garage in the 200 block of Oakridge. He was taken into custody on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, criminal trespass, and two counts of possession of methamphetamine.

Meanwhile, a fire at a home on Chestnut Street in Mishawaka sent a firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries sustained while fighting the flames. The department says that firefighter is expected to be okay.

The Mishawaka fire reportedly began around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. One person was in that home and got out safely with two dogs and two cats.

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