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Posted on: August 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in Oaklawn Street fire

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Incident number: 2021-004991
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 8/19/21
Incident time: 11:43 p.m.
Address/location: 111 Oaklawn Street 

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Orren Ryan 

Probable cause, if known: Unknown
Structure type: Residential structure
Construction type: Wood-frame construction
Estimated property damage: N/A
Estimated contents damage: N/A
Location/extent of damage: 1st and 2nd floor bedrooms near the back of the structure 

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

Civilian: No
Responder: No

Civilian: No
Responder: No

Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department responded to an occupied structure fire at 11:43 p.m. on Thursday night, August 19. Engine 2 was first to arrive on scene with heavy fire showing on the first floor in the back bedroom. Engine 5 and Rescue 3 set-up water supply and aided Engine 2 in an aggressive interior attack, quickly knocking down the fire and preventing it from spreading throughout the structure. Rescue 4, Truck 6 and Squad 6 provided safety and additional personnel for secondary searches and ventilation. All 4 occupants were able to evacuate safely before fire personnel arrived but unfortunately 2 pets perished in the fire. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is currently under investigation with the Fire Marshal. 

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