As I was walking waiting for the bus downtown to come home I started smelling smoke and heard a ton of sirens in the direction of my house. As I walked a couple in the direction of home of blocks ash started falling in the downtown Kalamazoo area and the smoke got more dense.
I texted a friend of mine that works at a local news media outlet, and he told me the block it was on and I became curious as I once lived on that block so I walked to that direction. That was the last text my phone will ever make, the screen became unreadable after that.
It was a house fire near the intersection of Staples Ave and North Street in Kalamazoo. I took a couple pictures on my phone (which the screen broke earlier today on, so I couldn’t see what I was taking pictures of, or even if the camera )
It is unknown at this time if there were occupants in the home.