On November 9, 2019 at approximately 8:15 AM the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a house fire in the 1000 block of N Pitcher St in the City of Kalamazoo. The caller advised that the rear of the home appeared to be on fire. Upon arrival, public safety officers observed flames coming from a second story bedroom. Officers were able to safely evacuate the occupants of the home. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the second story bedroom. The Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance to the displaced occupants. While on scene, a family member was transported to the hospital for an unrelated medical issue. No one was injured during this incident.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety’s Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269) 337-8120 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100
By authority of: Lt. Matt Schemenauer