Incident number: 2021-01098
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 2-24-2021
Incident time: 10:47 p.m.
Address/location: 151 McQuison Drive - Gallagher Uniform
Probable cause, if known: Undetermined
Structure type: Industrial laundry facility
Construction type: Steel frame
Estimated property damage: $10,000
Estimated contents damage: $20,000
Location/extent of damage: Four large laundry bins - center of structure; smoke throughout the building
Hazardous materials involved?: No
Specialized rescues?: No
Vehicles involved: None
Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department and Veterans Affairs Fire Department were dispatched to a water flow alarm at 151 McQuiston Drive. The VA Fire Department, Rescue 20, arrived to find smoke showing from the east side of the structure. The response was upgraded to a full Battle Creek structure fire response. Rescue 4, Engine 5, and Rescue 20 had initial fire attack and supplemented the fire suppression system. The fire suppression system contained laundry bins on fire near the center of the structure. Crews worked to finish extinguishing the fire, and ventilating the smoke out of the structure. The building was not occupied at the time of the fire. Engine 2, Rescue 3, Engine 6, Squad 6, and Car 3 were also on scene assisting. Due to the quick actions of the fire departments, the fire was under control within 15 minutes and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is undetermined.