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Crews battle Cleveland Township house fire

Courtesy: Mike Fowler Courtesy: Mike Fowler

Crews from several area departments battled a fire Friday morning in Cleveland Township near the state line in northern Elkhart County.

Video from a FOX28 viewer showed heavy smoke coming from the home in the 50000 block of Brooklyn Avenue. 

Cleveland Township Fire Chief Richard Newman describes what the crew had to deal with while fighting the flames.

"Basically we pulled off our attack lines, started to make entry through the front door, but the heat and the flames drove the guys back, so we just went into a defensive mode," said Cleveland Township Fire Chief Richard Newman.

Firefighters don't believe anyone was home at the time of the fire. The home suffered significant damage.

Investigators are still trying to find a cause but they do not suspect foul play.

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