Incident number: 2023-03729
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 5/30/2023
Incident time: 3:39 p.m.
Address/location: 189 Bryant St.
Owner: Mary Tolf
Probable cause, if known: Suspicious/undetermined
Structure type: Residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $5,000
Estimated contents damage: $500
Location/extent of damage: First-floor dining room
Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: NA
Vehicles involved: NA
Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to 189 Bryant St. for a reported structure fire. Car 3 arrived within three minutes to find smoke showing from a two-story, boarded-up house.
This was the location of a house fire last year - with a rescue - on July 24, 2022. In that fire, firefighters rescued the homeowner from the second floor.
Fire attack and search took place, with Engine 2 extinguishing the fire on the first floor, while Truck 1 searched the second floor, and Squad 6 searched the basement. Engine 3 supported the operation and assisted with ventilation. No occupants were located.
The Fire Marshal is investigating the suspicious fire. Anyone with information should reach out to Battle Creek Fire Department Administration at 269-966-3519.