On Tuesday September 20th, 2016 around 10:54pm., Kalamazoo Public Safety was dispatched on a report of a structure fire at 1601 E Stockbridge, Jacks Party Store. Upon arrival officers discovered heavy smoke emanating from a second floor apartment. There was a resident screaming for help from apartment number 1. Officers were quickly able to place a ladder at the base of the window and rescue that citizen. During a search of the building a second citizen was rescued from an upstairs apartment. The fire was extinguished within 35 minutes of the original dispatch. The business was not damaged from the fire and the Red Cross assisted a resident of apartment number 2. Damage to the building was contained to apartment number 2 and a small section of the roof. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Anyone have information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Lt Anthony Morgan
Date: September 21th, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vernon Coakley, Operations Division, 337-8142