SOUTH BEND -- A house fire late Sunday night sent neighbors running from their homes in South Bend.
The fire broke out at 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 1100 block of East Donald Street.
Neighbors told our reporter on the scene that the home is vacant, but the flames caused damage to a house next door.
Zachery Ereibelbeis was there when the fire broke out.
"I ran over to my neighbor's house to get out the kids and the flames were touching over to the other house," said Ereibelbeis.
They fought the fire in a defensive manner, meaning no one went inside the structure. They were cautious because there was a possibility the floors would collapse, according to a release from the fire department.
The fire took about a half an hour to get under control and and firefighters stayed at the scene for hours to make sure all hot spots were put out. No one was hurt.