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Posted on: July 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in suspected arson at abandoned house

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Incident number: 2023-05291
Type of emergency: Structure fire - arson
Incident date: 7/29/2023
Incident time: 6:22 p.m.
Address/location: 23 Boardman Ave.

Occupied? No
Owner: Anthony Brooks

Probable cause, if known: Arson
Structure type: Residential - abandoned
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $1,000
Estimated contents damage: NA
Location/extent of damage: Front porch

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 reported structure fire at 23 Boardman Ave. Rescue 2 and Car 3 arrived within three minutes to find smoke showing from the front porch. Engines 1, 3, and 4 assisted on the scene.

The fire was immediately extinguished. Several areas inside the structure were also set on fire and smoldering. The structure is not occupied and was boarded up prior to this incident. The intentionally set fires are being investigated by the Fire Marshal and Battle Creek Police Department.  

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