Vehicle fire damages Bloomington apartment building | Local News

BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington apartment building was damaged and evacuated as crews responded to a vehicle fire early Monday, but no one was injured, officials said.

Crews responded at 2:18 a.m. at 2510 E. Washington St., where dispatchers said several cars were burning and the one-story building was exposed to fire, according to a statement from the Bloomington Fire Department.

Arriving firefighters found a single-cab pickup truck completely involved, with cars on either side on fire, the department said. The flames spread to the building.

A garden hose was quickly deployed, the department said, but firefighters faced challenges when the truck’s fuel tank spilled burning fuel onto the sidewalk. Firefighters used portable fire extinguishers and laid down a foam blanket to suppress burning fuel.

A total of three vehicles were damaged and the apartment suffered fire and water damage, the department said. One person was moved but did not need assistance.

A fire investigator was on site, but no cause or damage had been determined as of Monday afternoon, the department said.

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