News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/16/2021 10:25:50 AM to 7/24/2021 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Fire Department

Posted on: July 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] One responder injury in vacant home fire

Fire Department logo

Incident number: 2021-04208
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 7/15/2021
Incident time: 4:50 p.m.
Address/location: 430 W. Van Buren St.

Occupied? No
Owner: New Level Sports Ministries

Probable cause, if known: Undetermined/suspicious
Structure type: Multi-family residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $195,000
Estimated contents damage: $5,000
Location/extent of damage: First and second floors

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

Civilian: None
Responder: One - hand injury


Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 430 W. Van Buren St.  Car 3 arrived within four minutes to find flames showing on the first floor, and heavy smoke throughout a three-unit dwelling.  Engine 5 arrived to stretch a hose-line to search for any occupants and extinguish the fire.  Additional hose-lines were deployed by Engine 2 and Rescue 4.  Rescue 3, Squad 6 and Truck 6 were also on-scene assisting.  Fire extended into the second floor and attic areas.  Due to the heavy fire involvement throughout, the fire was extinguished in one hour.  One firefighter suffered a hand injury.  The building was vacant, and later found out to be scheduled for demolition.  The fire is suspicious and the Fire Marshal is investigating.  No cause has been determined.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Fire Department