Fire destroys home in Bloomington; 2 firefighters treated for minor injuries
A fire ripped through a home Monday evening in Bloomington, but fire officials say no one was seriously hurt.
The fire broke out at a house at the end of a cul-de-sac on Mariabo Circle. All residents were evacuated from the home, but firefighters encountered “heavy” fire coming from the first floor upon arrival.
A photo from the Bloomington Fire Department and video shared with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS show flames and heavy smoke spewing from the roof.
Officials say two firefighters were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Bloomington Deputy Fire Chief Tim Barrett said the street was crowded due to a party in the area, which made access to the house more difficult.
Barrett said it was unclear whether any pets were inside. Fire officials say the house is likely a total loss.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.