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Posted on: January 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] No injuries in S 24th Street fire

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Incident number: 18-00127

 Type of emergency: Residential Structure Fire Incident date: January 7, 2019

Alarm time: 12:36a.m.

Address/location: 83 S. 24th St.

Occupied? Fire apartment was not, however other, apartment units in the building were.

Owner: Sherry Stimeck

Probable cause (if known): Faulty Cooking Appliance

Structure type: 4-Unit Apartment Dwelling

Construction type: Wood Frame

Estimated property damage: Undetermined

Estimated contents damage: Undetermined

Location/extent of damage: Kitchen pantry area

Hazardous materials involved: N/A

Specialized rescues: N/A

Vehicles involved, if any: N/A

Injuries: None

Fatalities: None

Other information: Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to possible structure fire, reports of smoke coming from a window at 83 S. 24th St.  It was unknown if the apartment was occupied.  Engine 4 arrived to find flames showing from a first-floor apartment window with smoke throughout the apartment.  A hose line was deployed and the crew quickly entered the apartment to extinguish the fire.  The fire was extinguished with no issues and a first-floor search for occupants was completed.  Car 3 and Engine 2 arrived.  Car 3 assumed command and E2 assisted with the second-floor search.  It was determined that no one was home at time of fire department arrival.

Truck 6 stood by for water supply from a hydrant and Squad 6 ventilated the structure.  Engine 5 was assigned as a back-up crew and Rescue 3 was cleared shortly after.  Crews on scene were E2, R3, E4, E5, T6, SQ6 and Car 3.  The cause of the fire was determined to be a faulty cooking appliance that was operating in the kitchen pantry area.

Smoke alarms did alert the neighboring apartment occupants of the fire.  Working smoke alarms save lives; be sure to check yours today.

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