One person found dead in Elkhart apartment fire

ELKHART, Ind. – The Elkhart Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment complex in the 500 Block of W. Indiana Ave. early Sunday morning for a fire alarm going off.

Upon arrival, Fire crews could detect smoke coming from the apartment.

Once entry to the apartment was made, fire crews found a small fire in the apartment and the victim was located.

Fire crews quickly contained the fire to the room of origin and assisted with smoke removal.

The cause of the fire was accidental due to smoking.

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