Incident number: 2021-06529
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 10/19/2021
Incident time: 4:59 p.m.
Address/location: 64 LaMora Ave.
Owner: Rose and HL May
Probable cause, if known: Electrical
Structure type: Single-family residential
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: $5,000
Estimated contents damage: $1,500
Location/extent of damage: First floor enclosed back porch area
Hazardous materials involved?: None
Specialized rescues?: None
Vehicles involved: None
Responder: 1 minor hand injury
Other information: The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 64 Lamora Ave. Engine 5 arrived within three minutes to find smoke showing from the structure. A hand-line was quickly deployed to extinguish the fire and search for any occupants. Engine 2, Rescue 3, Rescue 4, Truck 6, Squad 6, and Car 3 were also on scene assisting. The fire started in a rear enclosed porch area where a space heater was plugged into the electrical outlet. One person was home at the time of the fire, however smoke alarms alerted and they were able to safely exit. Due to the quick actions by fire crews, the fire was until control within five minutes. One firefighter suffered a minor hand injury. The cause of the fire was a short in the electrical equipment.