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Posted on: October 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in Freedom Lane apartment fire

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Incident number: 2023-07226
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 10/16/2023
Incident time: 1:49 a.m.
Address/location: 207 Freedom Lane

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Volunteers of America

Probable cause, if known: Under investigation
Structure type: Apartment
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $100,000
Estimated contents damage: $15,000
Location/extent of damage: First-floor bedroom

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



Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to 207 Freedom Lane for a reported occupied apartment building on fire. Engine 4 arrived within 4 minutes to find a fire on the first floor of the apartment building.

Engine 4 extended a handline for fire attack on the first floor, while Rescue 2 handled search. The fire was under control within 10 minutes. Engine 3 checked for fire extension in the adjoining unit. Engine 5 supplied water, Truck 1 had ventilation, and Rescue 6 supported operations. 

All occupants had exited prior to fire department's arrival. Due to the quick actions of the fire department, the fire was contained to the room of origin.  The Fire Marshal is investigating the fire for its cause.

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