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Posted on: June 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in Knapp Drive garage fire

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Incident number: 2023-04028
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 6/10/2023
Incident time: 3:30 p.m.
Address/location: 250 Knapp Drive

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Robert Henry Jr.

Probable cause, if known: Discarded ashes
Structure type: Residential structure
Construction type: Wood-framed
Estimated property damage: $10,000
Estimated contents damage: None
Location/extent of damage: Exterior side of the garage

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

Injuries
None 

Fatalities
None 

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 250 Knapp Drive at approximately 3:30 p.m. Rescue 6 was first to arrive, and found the side of an attached garage on fire. 

Rescue 6 made an exterior attack, quickly extinguishing the fire, supported by Rescue 4 and Car 3. All other companies were not needed and returned to their stations. 

The cause of the fire was unintentional, and crews believe the fire started in the trash can, due to old barbeque ashes. Please do not place hot ashes in trash containers.

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