KALAMAZOO, MI: January 5, 2017, at about 10:31 PM, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the 1200 block of 4th Street for a house fire. Arriving officers found a fully involved residence and started a defensive fire attack. Due to the amount of fire, officers worked about 2 hours to control the blaze in difficult conditions. The frigid temperatures hovered in the single digits with wind chills at times below 0.
The four occupants of the house, two adults and two children, were able to escape the fire. All four sought medical treatment at Bronson Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Public Safety made arrangements for the Red Cross to contact the occupants to address housing needs.
The fire is considered suspicious and remains under investigation by the Fire Marshall.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Lt. Diaz
Date: January 5, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety 337-8139