Explosion, fire at building near Battle Creek

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
Authorities on scene of fire at a banquet hall in Emmett Township Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

Authorities on scene of fire at a banquet hall in Emmett Township Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A fire broke out at a building in Calhoun County after reports of an explosion early Friday morning.

The Emmett Township Fire Department said around 12:45 a.m. authorities received a report of an explosion at the back of a building located on 10 Mile Road near Michigan Avenue, east of Battle Creek.

Firefighters were able to contain most of the fire but were working to put out smoldering parts of the building Friday morning, according to the fire department.

There were no reports of injuries.

It’s unknown what caused the explosion or fire.

Editor’s note: It was previously reported the explosion and fire happened at the Robin’s Nest. The owner told News 8 it did not happen at the Robin’s Nest but at a nearby building.

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