Structure fire in Elkhart collapses roof of fiberglass company

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – The Elkhart Fire Department responded to assist with the Osolo Fire Department with a fire that collapsed the roof of a fiberglass company on Friday, the Elkhart Fire Department said.

There were no injuries reported, the report said. In total, an estimated total of $150,000 worth of damage happened to the building. An estimated $100,000 worth of damage was caused to the contents of the building.

The call came in at 8:50 a.m. Crews were able to manage the fire by 11:30 a.m.

When crews arrived at the scene, there was heavy smoke coming from the back end of the west building and heavy fire inside, the report said.

Fire crews entered the building to attack the fire head-on, while aerial trucks were placed around the building, the report said. Shortly after their arrival, the roof collapsed in the northwest area above the main fire.

In total, five fire departments came out to put out the flames.

At this time, this fire remains under investigation.

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