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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Monroe Fire Protection District Responds to two structure fires within minutes of each other

BLOOMINGTON - FEBRUARY 9, 2023 - Monroe Fire Protection District was dispatched to two separate structure fires within seven minutes of each other this afternoon.

Courtesy photos Monroe Fire Protection District

Crews were first dispatched to the 1700 block of S Curry Pike for a possible trailer fire. As units were arriving on the scene another structure was dispatched on W Industrial Blvd less than half a mile from the first fire call.

Units on S Curry Pike located a small fire in the utility room ceiling and was able to quickly extinguish it before it spread any further. The homeowner reported hearing a load pop then noticed smoke in the utility room. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

On Industrial Blvd workers reported smelling something burning and noticed a smoky haze in the building. Firefighters arrived to nothing visible from the outside. The building was searched, and firefighters found a small electrical problem. MFD was assisted on the scene by Ellettsville Fire Department Engine 81 and City of Bloomington, IN - Fire Department Engine 4.

No injuries reported at either incident.

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