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Posted on: January 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] School resource officer injured in BC Central fire

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Incident number: 2022-00059
Type of emergency: Bathroom fire
Incident date: 1/3/2022
Incident time: 11:02 a.m.
Address/location: 100 W. Van Buren St. - Battle Creek Central High School

Occupied? YES
Owner: Battle Creek Public Schools

Probable cause, if known: Possible arson
Structure type: High school
Construction type: Fire-resistive construction
Estimated property damage: N/A
Estimated contents damage: N/A
Location/extent of damage: Second-floor men's bathroom

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

Injuries
Civilian: None
Responder: Smoke inhalation of school officer liaison

Fatalities
None 

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire at Battle Creek Central High School at approximately 11:00 a.m. Upon investigation Engine 2 discovered a small fire in the second-floor men's bathroom that had been extinguished by the School Officer Liaison. Heavy smoke was present throughout the second floor and the entire school was evacuated, with all students accounted for. Car 3 assumed command, Rescue 3, Squad 2, and Squad 6 assisted in ventilation, while Rescue 4 and Engine 5 staged for backup support. The Fire Marshal arrived on scene and determined the fire investigation is believed to be arson. 

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