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KDPS investigates house fire that started on front porch

No one was located inside the residence
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Posted at 10:02 AM, Aug 22, 2020

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Fire Marshal's office in Kalamazoo is currently investigating the cause of the fire that started on the front porch of a house in Kalamazoo.

Saturday morning at approximately 6:45 a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to a house fire in the 1300 block of Alamo Ave.

The initial report indicated that there were kids inside the home.

Upon arrival the front porch was on fire, with smoke coming from the windows.

Several firefighters were able to contain the active fire, with smoke extending inside the home.

No one was located inside the house.

Kalamazoo Public Safety declared the cause of the fire suspicious, as this incident is now under investigation by the Fire Marshal's office

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269)337-8120, Silent Observer at (269)343-2100 or report online at