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Posted on: March 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in N Washington kitchen fire

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Incident number: 2020-01433
Type of emergency: Kitchen fire
Incident date: March 13, 2020
Alarm time: 10:44 pm
Address/location: 319 N. Washington Ave. 

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Eric Thomas 

Probable cause (if known): Refrigerator 

Structure type: Residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: Undetermined
Estimated contents damage: Undetermined
Location/extent of damage: Kitchen/smoke throughout

Hazardous materials involved: None
Specialized rescues: None
Vehicles involved, if any: None 

Injuries: None
Fatalities: None

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 319 N. Washington Ave. Engine 2 and Squad 2 arrived within 3 minutes to find smoke showing throughout the first floor, unknown if occupied. A hoseline was stretched to extinguish the fire in the kitchen. All occupants were safely out of the structure. The smoke was ventilated from the structure and walls opened in the kitchen to ensure all the fire was extinguished. The fire was caused by a faulty refrigerator and contained to the kitchen. Additional crews on scene were; Rescue 3, Rescue 4, Engine 5, Truck 6, Squad 6 and Car 3. No injuries were reported.

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