Battle Creek firefighter hurt battling house fire with $35,000 damage

Posted at 1:41 PM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 13:44:00-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A firefighter was injured battling a house fire Saturday evening.

At 5:23 p.m. Saturday, the Battle Creek Fire Department responded to a house fire at 109 Oneita St. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters observed heavy fire and smoke showing from the main floor of the structure. At that time it was unknown if the house was occupied.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and it was discovered that the house was unoccupied.

One firefighter was treated at Bronson Hospital Battle Creek for an injury and was released.

Damage was estimated at $20,000 to the house and $15,000 to its contents.

The fire remains under investigation by the fire marshal.