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Posted on: July 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] One firefighter suffers heat exhaustion in Oneita fire

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Incident number: 3929-2019
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 7/4/2019
Alarm time: 11:39 p.m.
Address/location: 10 Oneita St. North 

Occupied? NO
Owner: Unknown 

Probable cause (if known): Undetermined
Structure type: Vacant single-family house
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: Unknown
Estimated contents damage: Unknown
Location/extent of damage: Rear of house - extensive 

Hazardous materials involved: No
Specialized rescues: No
Vehicles involved, if any: No 

Injuries:  Responder: 1 – heat exhaustion
Fatalities: None 

Other information: Battle Creek Fire Department responded to a reported houe fire on Oneita, by Greenwood. Upon arrival, Engine 2 found a single-family home with heavy fire showing in the back, and smoke throughout the structure. They initiated a fire attack, and were assisted by other arriving crews. Crews encountered a couple obstacles that complicated the response – a large Fourth of July party with many people and parked vehicles limited crew access; and a live electrical line was down in the backyard, with a Consumers Energy response taking over an hour. This was a vacant home that has experienced a previous fire. This incident was under control fairly quickly, with a lot of overhaul to check for fire extension. One fire lieutenant was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. The fire marshal was called in to investigate. BCFD responded with 18 personnel and two command officers.

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