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Posted on: July 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Two minor injuries in Brook St. fire

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Incident number: 04485
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 7/28/21
Incident time: 09:25 am
Address/location: 155 Brook St. 

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Transcontinental Michigan, Inc. 

Probable cause, if known: Machine malfunction
Structure type: Noncombustible
Construction type: Metal frame
Estimated property damage: None
Estimated contents damage: Unknown
Location/extent of damage: Confined to machine that caught on fire

Hazardous materials involved?: None
Specialized rescues?: None
Vehicles involved: 

Injuries: Yes
Civilian: Two employees were looked at by EMS for smoke inhalation. They were cleared. 
Responder: None

Fatalities: No

Other information: Car 3, Engine 2, Rescue 3, Rescue 4, Engine 6, Squad 2 and Squad 6 were dispatched to a large manufacturing commercial fire. Rescue 3 was the first unit to arrive on scene to find smoke coming from the garage opening on the side of the building. Rescue 3 pulled an attack hose line, made an interior attack, and quickly gained fire control with the help of the fire suppression sprinkler unit that was discharging directly over the machine that was on fire. Fire units then performed ventilation to remove the trapped smoke in the building and checked for fire extension. No firefighters were injured, however, two employees of the company were checked by EMS for smoke inhalation, but did not go to the hospital. The cause of the fire was due to a malfunctioning machine. 

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