Incident number: 2023-03344
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 5/15/2023
Incident time: 6:49 p.m.
Address/location: 57 Massachusetts Ave.
Owner: Sean Gray
Probable cause, if known: Overloaded electrical cord
Structure type: Residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $20,000
Estimated contents damage: $10,000
Location/extent of damage: Upstairs bedroom
Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: NA
Vehicles involved: NA
Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to 57 Massachusetts Ave. for a reported structure fire. Car 3 arrived to find smoke showing from the second floor. Engine 3 found a fire in a second-floor bedroom. Engine 3 and Truck 1 quickly extinguished the fire, ensured all occupants were out, and secured the electrical service.
Due to the quick actions of the fire department, the fire was contained to a bedroom. No injuries were reported. The fire was determined to be caused by an overloaded electrical cord.