BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Around 1 p.m. today, the Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at Michigan Tile & Carpet at 99 E. Columbia Avenue.
While the building was partially occupied on arrival, occupants were able to exit the building, resulting in no injuries of fatalities.
Upon arrival, one of the rescue cars extended a handline to extinguish the contained fire in the warehouse area. The fire suppression system worked by containing the fire for crews to finish extinguishing.
Loss was minimized due to the multitude of units who arrived on scene. It is estimated by BCPD that Michigan Tile & Carpet experienced a loss of around $45,000 in property and contents damage combined.
The cause of this fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is advised to call (269)966-3519