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Posted on: March 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] No occupants in residential fire

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Incident number: 2022-01342
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 2/28/22
Incident time: 9:56 pm
Address/location: 354 W Burnham St.

Occupied? No
Owner: Undetermined

Probable cause, if known: Under investigation
Structure type: Single family residential 
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $45,000
Estimated contents damage: $5,800
Location/extent of damage: 1st and 2nd floor - rear of structure

Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: NA
Vehicles involved: NA

Civilian: No
Responder: No

Civilian: No
Responder: No

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 354 W Burnham St.  Car 3 arrived within four minutes to find heavy fire showing from the rear of the residential structure.  Engine 2 and Squad 2 stretched a hand-line to search for occupants and attack the fire on the first floor.  R-3 and T-1 stretched a hand-line to search for occupants and attack the fire on the second floor.  Engine 5 had the supply line from the hydrant, while Rescue 6 and Squad 6 assisted with fire attack.  It was later determined that the structure was unoccupied and the fire was under control within 20 minutes.  No injuries were reported, however, two pets did not survive.  Due to the quick actions of the fire department, the damage was isolated.  The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. Anyone with information should contact the Battle Creek Fire Department 269-966-3519.

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