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Crews respond to house fire in Kalamazoo County
by: Chris Sipsma
updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Fire crews responded to a home in the 5300 block of Riverview Drive in Cooper Township Wednesday.

The fire was reported at 4:05pm. No one was home at the time and no injuries are reported as a result. The was successfully put out.

Crews on the scene indicate that the fire began in the basement, it is believed to be a result of items piled around the furnace, but the official cause is still under investigation.

Firefighters say there was a hoarding situation at the home.

Newschannel 3 is working to learn more and will update this story.





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