Incident number: 2020-03749
Type of emergency: Elevator motor fire
Incident date: 7/2/2020
Alarm time: 7:48 a.m.
Address/location: 165 N. Washington Ave. - Fieldstone Center
Owner: Bronson Hospital
Probable cause (if known): Overheated motor
Structure type: Hospital
Construction type: Masonry/steel
Estimated property damage: N/A
Estimated contents damage: N/A
Location/extent of damage: Elevator motor in mechanical room
Hazardous materials involved: None
Specialized rescues: None
Vehicles involved, if any: None
Other information: Battle Creek Fire Department Engine 2, Engine 5 and Car 3 was dispatched to a fire alarm, unknown location, at Fieldstone Center. Engine 2 arrived to find nothing showing from the exterior. After investigating, it was determined that an elevator motor overheated and caught fire. Employees had extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher. Engine 2 assisted in ventilating the smoke from the mechanical room. No injuries were reported. The facility was able to return to normal operations shortly after the incident.