Fire damages Bloomington apartment

Bloomington Fire Department
Bloomington fire crews answered the call on the city’s west side at about 10:30 Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Bloomington Fire Department)

By Greg Halbleib and WMBD Staff

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington firefighters say a blaze at a west side apartment caused about $10,000 in damage.

The fire department received several 911 calls of smoke coming from the upstairs apartment in the 1300 block of W. Taylor St. at about 10:30 Wednesday morning.

Firefighters said they saw the fire coming from a second story apartment at the door of the building. Fire crews helped a resident escape the fire through an apartment window on the second floor and climb down a ladder to safety.

One victim was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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