KALAMAZOO (WKZO) --The Kalamazoo Fire Marshal has been asked to investigate a fire in the 16-hundred block of Sheridan that broke out in an attic storage area Saturday Evening. Public Safety credits an alert neighbor for spotting smoke bellowing out of the rear of the home and calling 9-1-1
. Other neighbors rushed into the home and helped its elderly occupant escape unharmed before the first Public Safety units arrived. Thanks to their quick action, there were no injuries. Fire crews were at the scene for about an hour conducting fire suppression operations. The home was badly damaged.
The occupant is staying with relatives.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.