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Posted on: July 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fire, Police respond to another fire at former Southwestern JH

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Incident number: 21103516
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 7/11/2021
Incident time: 3:49 pm
Address/location: 390 S. Washington Ave. - Southwestern Junior High

Occupied? No
Owner: Battle Creek Public Schools

Probable cause, if known: Under investigation
Structure type: Three-story vacant school
Construction type: Masonry construction
Estimated property damage: N/A
Estimated contents damage: N/A
Location/extent of damage: Former library room

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



Other information: Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched approximately 3:50pm to a structure fire at the vacant Southwestern Junior High. Engine 2 and Rescue 4 arrived to find smoke showing from the first floor library. A quick offensive attack and established water supply brought the fire under control. Car 3 assumed command while Rescue 3 and Truck 6 performed a secondary attack. Engine 5 and Squad 6 ensured scene safety and ventilation. The cause of the fire is being investigated by BCFD Fire Marshal. Two persons of interest have been detained by the Battle Creek Police Department relative to this investigation. 

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