Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Riverhaven

Heavy smoke comes from the damaged remains of a vacant mobile home in Riverhaven early Friday morning.
Heavy smoke comes from the damaged remains of a vacant mobile home in Riverhaven early Friday morning.

RIVERHAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – A vacant mobile home was destroyed by fire early Friday morning in the Riverhaven section of New Haven.

A New Haven police officer on routine patrol saw flames from a quarter-mile away on North River Road and notified dispatchers. New Haven Adams Township firefighters were notified at 12:30 a.m. When they arrived at the mobile home at 6826 South River Road they found the home completely engulfed by flames.

A vacant house next door also caught fire but was quickly extinguished by fire crews. It only sustained minor damage.

The mobile home, however, was completely destroyed.

No injuries were reported.

NHAT fire chief John Bennett said it would be impossible to determine a cause of the fire due to the extreme damage.

Bennett said there were no active utilities to the home.

Saint Joseph Township Fire Rescue and the Woodburn Fire Department provided assistance at the scene.

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