Incident number: 2022-03839
Type of emergency: Garage fire
Incident date: 6/16/2022
Incident time: 2:39 a.m.
Address/location: 712 Riverside Drive
Owner: Kathy Elliott
Probable cause, if known: Electrical
Structure type: Detached two-car garage
Construction type: Wood-frame construction
Estimated property damage: $71,914.06
Estimated contents damage: $30,203.91
Location/extent of damage: The entire garage, and heat damage to four surrounding houses
Hazardous materials involved?: No
Specialized rescues?: No
Vehicles involved: One vehicle fully involved, and a second with extensive damage
The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a fully involved detached two-car garage at 2:39 a.m. Rescue 6 and Squad 6 arrived to find the entire garage involved, and heat damage to four houses surrounding the structure. Truck 1, Car 3, Rescue 3, Squad 2, Engine 2, and Engine 5 pulled attacked lines, set up a water supply, protected exposures, and ensured all civilians were safe and accounted for.
The Fire Marshal investigated the fire and has determined faulty electrical to be the cause. Due to the quick response of the Battle Creek Fire Department, four homes were saved.