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Posted on: August 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BCFD responds to electrical fire at Kellogg Community College early Monday morning

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Incident number: 2023-05684
Type of emergency: HVAC Fire
Incident date: 8/14/2023
Incident time: 4:59 a.m.
Address/location: 450 North Avenue

Occupied? No
Owner: Kellogg Community College

Probable cause, if known: Electrical
Structure type: Educational/Assembly
Construction type: Masonry/Steel
Estimated property damage: $5,000
Estimated contents damage: $5,000
Location/extent of damage: In the vicinity of an HVAC wall unit

Hazardous materials involved?: No
Specialized rescues?: No
Vehicles involved: No

Civilian: None
Responder: None

Civilian: None
Responder: None

Other information: Rescue 2, Engine 1, and Car 3 were dispatched to a fire alarm at Kellogg Community College at 4:59 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14. BCFD arrived within three minutes to find no signs of fire from the exterior of the building. After investigating, firefighters located smoke in the Severin Building. The smoke was coming from an HVAC wall unit that was on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished, although contents around the unit were damaged from the fire. Smoke in the building and adjacent area was removed. No injuries were reported.

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