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Firefighters respond to commercial fire in Elkhart

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. — A large fire at a business in Elkhart county continued to burn nearly 8 hours after it started.

Fire Chief Rich Newman of Cleveland Township Fire Department says crews were called to a fire at Cana Cabinetry around 3:30 pm.

When firefighters got there, they saw flames and smoke coming out of the front end of the plant.

Officials say the building contained several flammable objects like lacquer, acetone and wood.

It also housed a few propane tanks, which crews say, caused a few small explosions.

Chief Newman says there were employees inside the building during the fire but they escaped unharmed.

However, two firefighters were injured trying to put out those flames.

Officials confirmed one was taken to the hospital for a ground level fall and the other injured fireman was sent back to the station after suffering from frostbite.

Newman says 13 different fire crews responded to the scene.

Many of them transported water as there weren’t any hydrants nearby for at least 2,000 to 3,000 feet.

Photo courtesy Clay Fire Territory Photo courtesy Clay Fire Territory Photo courtesy Clay Fire Territory Photo courtesy Dave Bussard Photo courtesy ABC57 Diana Gutierrez

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