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Posted on: January 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in Gardenia Street fire

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Incident number: 2022-00103
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 1/4/22
Incident time: 9:11 p.m.
Address/location: 63 Gardenia Street

Occupied? Yes
Owner: James McKnight

Probable cause, if known: Faulty electrical wiring
Structure type: Residential structure
Construction type: Single story wood-framed structure
Estimated property damage: N/A
Estimated contents damage: N/A
Location/extent of damage: Basement and living room 

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

Injuries
Civilian: No
Responder: No

Fatalities
Civilian: No
Responder: No

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire at 63 Gardenia Street just after 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4. The homeowner called 911, reported smoke, and left the property. Car 3 and LifeCare were first on scene and discovered a possible chimney fire with light smoke showing. Rescue 3 and Engine 5 made an interior attack and performed primary and secondary searches. Truck 6 and Squad 6 secured utilities and aided in ventilation, while Engine 2 made sure the property was protected and that the fire was completely extinguished. The Fire Marshal was called on scene to investigate and determined faulty wiring close to the chimney caused the fire.  

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