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Posted on: November 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in North Kendall cooking fire

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Incident number: 2022-07439
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 11/10/2022
Incident time: 12:54 a.m.
Address/location: 433 N. Kendall St.

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Emily Wanzer

Probable cause, if known: Unattended cooking fire
Structure type: Residential structure
Construction type: One-story wood-frame construction
Estimated property damage: $9,888
Estimated contents damage: $1,661
Location/extent of damage: Kitchen

Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: NA
Vehicles involved: NA



Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 433 N. Kendall St. at about 1 a.m. Engine 2 was first to arrive to find the occupants had safely evacuated the house, and they indicated the stove was on fire. A quick interior attack was performed by Engine 2 with aid from Engine 1 and Engine 5. Car 3 arrived to take command and all other companies were standing by for additional resources. 
The fire was contained to the kitchen and crews performed overhaul. The cause of the fire was determined to be unattended cooking. Crews were on scene over 40 minutes and the Red Cross was contacted to help the occupants with food and shelter.  

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