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Arson suspected in fire that started in apartment and spread to house

Posted at 9:00 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 09:00:25-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A fire that began in a multiple family building apartment and momentarily spread to a neighboring house is considered suspicious.

Upon arrival at 199 Highland Avenue, the Battle Creek Fire Department found visible flames in the building and igniting the house next door. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the second building and put out the fire in the original house.

There are four units in that house, and all were safely evacuated.

There were no injuries.

While the BCFD and BDPD investigate the fire, call them if you know anything: 269-966-3519.