BATTLE CREEK, MI. — The Battle Creek Fire Department says a small house fire late Saturday afternoon was sparked by a man trying to thaw frozen pipes with a heating device.
Battalion Chief Martin Erskine tells FOX 17 it broke out just after 5 o’clock at 25 S. 22nd Street. That’s south of Territorial Drive, and west of 20th Street.
It’s a small, single-family house.
Erskine says the man was trying to unthaw the pipes outside the home. A woman who was inside got out quickly, but a cat and a dog were trapped inside. He tell us firefighters rescued the pets, and no one was hurt.
He says damages were not extensive.