Bed Bug Chaser Starts Apartment Fire
WOODTV.com (Kalamazoo, MI)
Friday, December 16, 2011
KALAMAZOO, MI - A fire started in an apartment as the tenant used a
cigarette lighter to chase bed bugs, police told 24 Hour News
No one was injured and the blaze was contained to a bedroom, which
sustained fire, smoke and water damage.
The fire was in a second-floor residence at Fox Ridge Apartments,
1400 Alamo Hills Dr. in Kalamazoo.
Members of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety were
dispatched around 6:35 p.m. Thursday and evacuated the building.
They then extinguished the flames in 15 minutes.
The resident admitted to starting the fire and tried using a fire
extinguisher but had to evacuate as the fire spread.