Kalamazoo, MI: On May 10th, 2020 at about 9:50 A.M. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to the 700 block of Garland Cir for a report of smoke coming from the side of the building. Upon arrival firefighters found an apartment building with moderate smoke venting from the attic and requested a second alarm. The roof of the apartment building was ventilated revealing the location of the fire. Crews fought the fire from the roof and from the apartment below, as other crews worked to protect valuables in the remaining apartments from damage. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes. The apartment building was evacuated upon arrival with no injuries reported. Crews remain on scene and the cause is being investigated by the fire marshal’s office.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is working with the American Red Cross to locate housing for the families that have been displaced as a result of this fire.
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
By authority of: Lt VanderKlok