Firefighters battle Sunday's early morning fire at Camp Mack, south of Milford. Several area fire departments were called for assistance. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
Firefighters battle Sunday's early morning fire at Camp Mack, south of Milford. Several area fire departments were called for assistance. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
MILFORD - One person was trapped but suffered no injuries in a fire at Camp Mack over the weekend.

Firefighters were initially called to a fire around 4 a.m. Sunday to a blaze at the camp's Becker Lodge. The three-story building houses the camp's main office, kitchen and dining areas, and staff housing.

Fourteen people were sleeping in the building when the fire started, and one person was trapped upstairs and was rescued through a window. The man, who was not identified, suffered minor smoke inhalation, but was expected to be fine.

No campers were at Camp Mack at the time of the fire Sunday morning, but campers arrived Sunday afternoon. The camp is still open with a few changes.

Crews from 10 fire departments were called to the fire, which is believed to have started in the back of the building and spread quickly once it reached an attic. It took approximately five hours to control the blaze and 10 hours to extinguish it. More than 120 firefighters battled the blaze at its peak, including fire crews from Milford, Leesburg, Benton Township, Winona Lake, North Webster, Foraker, Warsaw, Syracuse, New Paris and Nappanee.

The building is considered a total loss, and damage is expected to reach at least $1 million. The fire remains under investigation.

Many area organizations and churches have donated items to assist with operations at the camp. At least two freezers and a mobile kitchen have already been set up.