BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Firefighters believe careless smoking may be to blame for a fire that sent one person to the hospital.
It happened around 11:35 p.m. Tuesday at a two-story home on Lathrop Avenue, about three blocks east of Main Street in Battle Creek.
When crews arrived, smoke could be seen coming from the upper level. Firefighters found a person on the second floor and kept her in a bedroom safely way from the flames as they battled the fire. The Battle Creek Fire Department said it safely evacuated her when the conditions improved.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital for minor smoke inhalation.
Investigators believe the fire started on a bedroom mattress, causing an estimated $2,500 in damage.