BFD: Family saved by working smoke detectors

The fire happened at 6 Shagbark Ct on the city’s southwest side. (Facebook/City of Bloomington – Fire)


By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – A Bloomington family was able to escape a house fire over the weekend thanks to working smoke detectors, according to the Bloomington Fire Department.

Fire crews were called at 2:23 p.m. Sunday to a house fire at 6 Shagbark Ct on the city’s southwest side. When firefighters arrived, parts of the house and vehicles near the garage were on fire.

The homeowner told fire investigators that they were woken up by smoke alarms and saw an orange glow coming from the bedroom window near the garage. Two adults and a their pet were able to exit the house through the back door unharmed.

Authorities said no injuries were reported. The Red Cross assisted the two adults who were displaced because of the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and a dollar estimate of damage is unavailable.

Neil Doyle can be reached at [email protected]

It is absolutely imperative that your home has working smoke alarms. The chances of you waking up during a fire is slim…

Posted by City of Bloomington – Fire on Monday, July 13, 2020


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