On October 06, 2017, at approximately 8:00 P.M., the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to Graphic Packaging, in the 1500 Block of N. Pitcher, regarding a fire alarm. Upon arrival it was found that paper had ignited inside the building. Thankfully the buildings sprinkler system activated and controlled the fire until officers could reach it. A forklift was used to separate the bails and the fire was quickly extinguished. No damage was done to the building itself and there were no injuries.
The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. No foul play is suspected.
Authority: Lt. Lance Handlogten
Date: October 06, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vernon Coakley, Operations Division, 337-8142