Victims in fatal Kalamazoo fire ID’d

Posted at 3:56 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 15:56:43-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police have identified the victims of a fatal fire last week in Kalamazoo.

Crews were called around 9 p.m. Thursday to an apartment building near the intersection of Academy Street and W Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo. Upon arrival, emergency responders began to search the building for people despite dealing with heavy smoke and fire conditions.

One person was hospitalized from injuries suffered in the blaze, and two bodies were found in the rubble after it was contained.

On Tuesday, the victims were identified as 40-year-old Joshua Taylor and 38-year-old Jodee Taylor.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269-337-8139 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.