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Grease fire causes damage in Southwestern Michigan College dorm

Photo courtesy Dave Mathews

DOWAGIAC, Mich. -- A blaze at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac was started by a grease fire Tuesday night. 

At approximately 9:39 p.m., a 911 call was made from McKenzie Hall.

SMC President Dave Mathews said the blaze was started by a grease fire in the kitchen of one of the dorms.

Mathews said the sprinkler system activated and put out the fire. 

There are no reported injuries at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.


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