Five people evacuated from Elkhart home that caught fire

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Five people were evacuated from a home that caught fire in the 1100 block of Canton Street in Elkhart.

Elkhart Fire crews were called to the home just after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, to find the occupants out of the building after being alerted by Elkhart Police officers.

There was heavy fire on the exterior rear of the house that was extending into the soffit area and smoke coming from the soffit areas.

The fire was quickly extinguished on the exterior of the house.

There was a delay in looking for fire extension due the electrical supply wires being damaged by the fire in that area and had to wait for AEP to disconnect power at the power pole.

There was found to be no extension into the attic area.

There were no working smoke detectors inside the structure.

There five occupants displaced were assisted by the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time

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