Kalamazoo, MI: On Thursday, December 29, 2016, at approximately 10:10 P.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the 1100 block of Francis Court regarding a possible structure fire. Upon arrival officers found an unattached garage fully engulfed in fire. The fire was quickly growing and beginning to impinge upon the adjacent house. Crews were able to keep the fire from extending to the house and it sustained only minor damage to the exterior. The garage was a total loss. There were no injuries.
A twenty year old Kalamazoo resident has been arrested for starting the fire. He is currently being held at the Kalamazoo County Jail awaiting arraignment.
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. Lance Handlogten
Date: December 30, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139