Kalamazoo, MI: On 01-07-17 Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the report of a fire at 550 W. Crosstown (Crosstown Parkway Apartments). Due to the fire, the residents of the apartment complex were evacuated. With the assistance of Kalamazoo Metro Transit the residents were transported to the YMCA located at 1001 W. Maple, Kalamazoo MI. LIFE Ambulance, Red Cross and YMCA personnel along with KDPS officers are at the YMCA. They are attending to the medical and personal needs of the displaced residents as well as providing for their safety.
Family of residents at 550 W. Crosstown can call and check if their loved ones are at the YMCA, but will not be able to speak with them on the phone at this time. The YMCA will provide information and directions for those seeking out their family and friends. The phone number provided by the YMCA (269) 345-9622 Extension 111.
Public Safety is requesting anyone with information about this incident to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994, or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
Authority of Lt. Michael Kelley
Date: January 7th, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Capt. Vernon Coakley, Operations Division, (269) 337-8140