Kalamazoo, MI: On Friday, September 2, 2016, at approximately 5:15P.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the 900 block of East Stockbridge Avenue in reference to a house fire. Upon arrival, officers found heavy fire in a bedroom area of the main floor of the multi-family apartment home.
Fire suppression activities were started on the first floor but the fire quickly spread to the third floor of the building when fire crews had to exit the structure and fight the fire from the exterior due to safety concerns. Public Safety Officers were on scene for approximately 4 hours. The house sustained heavy damage. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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. Craig Habel
Date: September 2, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vernon Coakley, Operations Division, 337-8142