Elkhart Fire Department handles early-morning structure fire

ELKHART, Ind. -- Firefighters responded to reports of flames and smoke coming from a house located at 1315 Cone Street on Saturday around 5:30 a.m., according to the Elkhart Fire Department.

Crews arrived to find heavy fire from the rear side of the structure and smoke emitting from the roofline.

Officials attacked the fire from the front of the structure and confirmed that there were no occupants.

Firefighters quickly handled the blaze and began an investigation into the cause of the fire.

The department has confirmed that the fire began in the bathroom area, although the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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