KDPS: Fire at vacant building considered suspicious

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Firefighters battled a fire at a building in Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood Tuesday morning.

It broke out around 5:30 a.m. at a building on Paterson Street between Douglas and Staples avenues.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said investigators consider the fire suspicious. The building was vacant with no electricity or gas running to it at when the fire started.

Earlier in the morning, vandals broke windows at multiple businesses and tagged some graffiti in the area of the Kalamazoo Mall.

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