Incident number: 2021-6626
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 10/24/2021
Incident time: 3:26 a.m.
Address/location: 51 Battle Creek Ave.
Owner: Howard Winnie
Probable cause, if known: Under investigation
Structure type: Residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $95,000
Estimated contents damage: $25,000
Location/extent of damage: Kitchen and front porch
Hazardous materials involved?: None
Specialized rescues?: None
Vehicles involved: None
The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 51 Battle Creek Ave. Engine 2 and Car 3 arrived within four minutes to find the front of the house on fire, on the first floor. Engine 2 and Rescue 4 proceeded with a fire attack and search for occupants. All occupants had safely exited prior to crews' arrival, after they were woken up by smoke alarms. Rescue 3, Engine 5, Truck 6, and Squad 6 assisted with support operations. The fire was under control within 20 minutes. The majority of fire damage was limited to the first floor, front of the house, due to the quick actions of the fire department. The fire marshal is investigating the fire for cause. No injuries were reported.