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Posted on: May 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Two suffer smoke inhalation in Garfield Ave fire

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Incident number: 2022-03473
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 5/31/2022
Incident time: 7:10 p.m.
Address/location: 304 Garfield Ave.

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Kennith Danbury

Probable cause, if known: Unattended candle
Structure type: Single-family residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $15,000
Estimated contents damage: $3,000
Location/extent of damage: Second-floor bedroom

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

Civilian: Smoke inhalation - two occupants


Other information: 

The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 304 Garfield Ave. Engine 2 and Squad 2 arrived within three minutes to find fire and smoke showing from a second-floor bedroom. Engine 2 and Squad 2 extended a hose line to extinguish the fire. Truck 1 ventilated while Rescue 3 and Engine 5 performed support functions. All occupants had safely exited prior to arrival.  Two of the occupants were treated on scene for smoke inhalation. The fire was under control within 10 minutes and damage minimized due to the quick actions of the fire department. The cause of the fire was an unattended candle. 

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