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Man burned trying to put out fire on balcony in Battle Creek

Posted at 2:57 PM, Aug 12, 2020

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A balcony fire on Tuesday night is being blamed on smoking.

The Battle Creek Fire Department says crews responded to The Arbors apartment complex, finding a third-floor balcony on fire. Firefighters doused the flames quickly, preventing the fire from getting to the building.

Officials say the man living at the apartment got 1st-degree burns on his arms when he tried to put out the fire himself.

The fire was started by discarded smoking materials, according to investigators.