Incident number: 2022-06890
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 10/21/2022
Incident time: 6:35 a.m.
Address/location: 538 W. Hamblin Ave.
Owner: James Johnson
Probable cause, if known: Exterior fire - chicken coop
Structure type: Single-family residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $8,000
Estimated contents damage: None
Location/extent of damage: Exterior
Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: NA
Vehicles involved: NA
Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 538 W. Hamblin Ave. Engine 5 arrived within four minutes to find flames showing on the exterior of the structure. A hoseline was used to extinguish a chicken coop that caught fire and extended to the exterior of the home. Due to the quick actions of the fire department, the fire was quickly extinguished and did not extend inside the home. The cause of the fire was determined to be an electric heat lamp used to keep the chicken coop warm. No injuries were reported.