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PORTAGE — Police believe a cellphone charging cord was responsible for touching off a small fire Tuesday night in a mobile home at Camelot Manor on the city's southwest side.

The fire, which was reported shortly before 7 p.m., was contained to a bed in the mobile home, said Assistant Portage Fire Chief Tim Sosby.

No one was injured, but the fire left smoke damage in the home, he said.

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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.