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Posted on: October 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in TC Transcontinental fire

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Incident number: 2023-06940
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 10/3/2023
Incident time: 8:53 p.m.
Address/location: 155 Brook St.

Occupied? Yes
Owner: TC Transcontinental Packaging

Probable cause, if known:
Structure type: Commercial manufacturing building
Construction type: Block masonry building
Estimated property damage: unknown
Estimated contents damage: unknown
Location/extent of damage: Duct work in mechanical room

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 manufacturing facility on a fire alarm. On arrival, Rescue 2 was met by maintenance, who said there was a fire in the mechanical room, and all employees were out and accounted for.

Rescue 2 notified dispatch to make the call a full structure fire response. Rescue 2 made entry to find smoke coming from the back of the structure. Rescue 2 contacted Car 3, turned over command, and focused on fire extinguishment. The fire was located in the mechanical room ductwork area and was quickly knocked down. 

Engine 1 was assigned to assist with attempting to ventilate the building. Engine 3 was assigned to open exterior doors, Engine 5 checked for vertical extension over the area, and all other units performed support functions. Once all the smoke was cleared, all units were released and the building was turned over to maintenance. 

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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