Fire damages Portage apartment, sends 1 to hospital

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities in Kalamazoo County are investigating an apartment fire that sent one person to the hospital.

It happened around 7:45 a.m. Monday at Airport Inn, located at 2333 Helen Ave. in Portage.

A Portage officer and Pride Care Ambulance arrived first to smoke coming from the apartment and roof. Firefighters found the fire in a bedroom and brought it under control within ten minutes. One tenant was treated for smoke inhalation and taken to a nearby hospital.

The Portage fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire, which caused an estimated $15,000 in damage.

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