Family Escapes House Fire Unharmed

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huberm in KDPS News on Nov 05, 2012
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Kalamazoo, MI: On Sunday, November 4th, 2012, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a residential structure fire in the 1100 blk. of W. North St. The residents were home at the time of the fire and able to exit unharmed due to an activated smoke detector. Public Safety officers arrived and encountered heavy fire conditions on the second floor of the home. Officers were on scene for approximately two hours conducting fire suppression operations. The majority of the fire damage was contained to the second floor and attic of the structure. An Engine company and fire investigator remained on scene searching for the cause of fire. At approximately 11:29 p.m., additional fire was found by officers in a hidden void on the second floor causing the attic to reignite. Additional manpower returned to the scene to assist with the fire suppression. Officers remained on scene for several hours conducting overhaul of the structure which was labor intensive due to the age and construction of the house.  There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The Red Cross responded and is providing assistance to the displaced family consisting of two adults and four children. 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

 

 

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:  November 4th,2012

 

Address:  150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

 

Contact:  Captain Roberto Zuniga, Operations Division, 337-8142