Kalamazoo, MI: On Monday, January 14th, 2013, at approximately 8:59 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a residential structure fire in the 1000 block of Conant St. The residents were alerted to a fire in the ceiling of the kitchen after a light fixture became inoperable. The three residents were able to escape the home unharmed. Upon arrival of Public Safety officers, the fire had rapidly spread trough the walls to the roof and upstairs bedroom. Officers were on scene for approximately twenty-five minutes conducting fire suppression operations followed by two hours of overhaul. While battling the blaze, a Public Safety officer sustained a minor injury to his hand and received treatment at Bronson Hospital for the injury. The incident is currently under investigation by the Kalamazoo Fire Marshal.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. Matt Huber
Date: January 14th, 2013
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Roberto Zuniga, Operations Division, 337-8142