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Posted on: December 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in apartment fire

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Incident number: 2021-08197
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 12/29/21
Incident time: 8:57 am
Address/location: 14 1/2 Yuba Street

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Mike Moore

Probable cause, if known: Use of stove for heating
Structure type: Residential
Construction type: 2-story wood frame
Estimated property damage: N/A
Estimated contents damage: N/A
Location/extent of damage: Upstairs kitchen apartment

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

Civilian: No
Responder: No

Civilian: No
Responder: No

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department responded to a reported oven fire at 8:57 am on Yuba Street. Car 3 was first on scene and made contact with the tenants who indicated the fire was out. Rescue 3 investigated and discovered a working fire in the kitchen of the second floor apartment. Engine 2 and Engine 5 arrived to provide additional aid in extinguishing the fire. Rescue 4, Truck 6, and Squad 6 were staged nearby for additional resources. The tenants were using the oven to heat the apartment and caught a pan of grease on fire that extended to the interior kitchen wall. The Fire Marshal determined the fire to be unintentional. Please do not use your oven to heat your house, it could start a fire or cause death.

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