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Posted on: November 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in Beckley Road fire

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Incident number: 2019 - 06743
Type of emergency: Structure Fire
Incident date: 11/8/2019
Alarm time: 10:24 pm
Address/location: 3165 Beckley Road 

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Caleb Ausbury 

Probable cause (if known): Chimney
Structure type: Residential
Construction type: Wood Frame
Estimated property damage: $40,000
Estimated contents damage: $5,000
Location/extent of damage: Attic/Roof 

Hazardous materials involved: N/A
Specialized rescues: N/A
Vehicles involved, if any: N/A 

Injuries: None
Fatalities: None 

Other information: All Battle Creek Fire Department stations were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire at the address above. Truck 6 and Squad 6 arrived to find a fire in the attic near the chimney. All occupants were out of the structure. Crews extended a hose line to extinguish the fire. Fire crews had to open the roof near the chimney to access fire in the attic area. Crews used salvage covers to protect the contents as much as possible. Leroy Fire Department and Newton Fire Department assisted on scene with water supply operations. Crews determined the fire was caused by the fireplace chimney. There were no reported injuries.

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