Kalamazoo, MI: On Tuesday July, 19, 2016 at approximately 3:28 am, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to the 1500 block of East Stockbridge for a report of a house on fire.
Public Safety Officer Jerry Lobretto was first to arrive on scene and located the fire at the rear of the structure in a laundry room. Lobretto broke a window to quickly gain access to the fire and utilized a fire extinguisher to attack the fire as other Public Safety Officers were arriving.
The fire was contained to the one room, where a dryer had caught fire. The home suffered smoke damage and the residents were displaced. The Red Cross was contacted and they responded to assist the family. The occupants of the home were alerted by the within the home.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269-337-8994, Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: LT. Craig Habel
Date: July 19, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vernon Coakley, Captain Operations Division, 337-8142