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Posted on: July 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Suspicious East Burnham fire under investigation

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Incident number: 2020-04277
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 7/29/2020
Incident time: 12:17 a.m.
Address/location: 310 E. Burnham St./old American Stamping factory

Occupied? No
Owner: Undetermined

Probable cause, if known: Suspicious - under investigation
Structure type: Manufacturing
Construction type: Masonry/steel
Estimated property damage: Undetermined
Estimated contents damage: Undetermined
Location/extent of damage: Second floor - east end and roof

Hazardous materials involved?: None
Specialized rescues?: None
Vehicles involved: None

Injuries
None 

Fatalities
None 

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at the old American Stamping Co. on the corner of East Burnham Street and Fonda Avenue.  Rescue 3 and Car 3 arrived within four minutes to find flames showing from the second floor on the east end of the abandoned factory.  Car 3 assumed command.  Rescue 3, Squad 4 and Engine 6 extended a large diameter handline to extinguish the fire.  Engine 2 assisted with the fire attack and roof operations.  Rescue 4, Engine 5 and Squad 6 assisted with support operations. Due to the quick actions of the fire department, the fire was extinguished in this dangerous building with no injuries reported.  The fire is suspicious and cause has not yet been determined.  The Battle Creek Fire Marshal and Police Department are on scene investigating.  If anyone has information on this fire, please call the fire department at 269-966-3519.

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