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Lincolnway in South Bend open again after Friday morning fire

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Lincolnway West in South Bend is back open after being closed because of a vacant house fire early Friday morning.

It broke out at 12:17 near the corner of Lincolnway and North Elmer Street. Several units were dispatched to the scene and the vacant home took a lot of damage. But fortunately none of the firefighters were hurt during the battle.

"Crews found a fire on the exterior of the structure," said Battalion Chief Mark Catanzarite. "Flames were lapping up to the second floor of the house. They were able to get to those and knock them down properly and the fire did not extend any further than that.

"No fire is ever routine. We try to take them all seriously and try to minimize injuries to our personnel and it was handled in that fashion, so there were no injuries and the fire was under control very quickly."

It's unclear what started the fire at this time.

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