(9-8-20) On 9-7-20 at approximately 1050 am Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety was dispatched to a report of a fire in an apartment on the fifth floor of Harbor Towers, located at 250 E. Wall St. in the City of Benton Harbor.
Upon arrival officers found moderate smoke coming from a window on the 5th floor of the building. PSO’s were confronted with heat and smoke on the 5th floor. PSO’s were able to quickly control the fire and contain the fire to the apartment of origin. PSO’s assisted residents from the building and treated one resident for smoke inhalation. The resident refused transport to the hospital. There were no injuries to any firefighters or PSO’s on the scene. There were no other injuries reported from residents.
BHDPS was assisted by Benton Twp. Fire Department, St. Joseph Department of Public Safety, Medic1 Ambulance and the American Red Cross. The Red Cross is assisting approximately 10 residents that were displaced due to the fire.