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Bloomington home damaged by morning fire

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) — A Bloomington family of five is suddenly awaken by fire alarms.

It happened just before 4 AM Tuesday in the 500 block of University Street.

The family was able to make it outside just before the fire department arrived.

When they did arrive, they saw smoke coming from the front porch, and later found flames from in the basement.

Damage estimates are unknown, but the Fire Department says the fire was contained to one appliance, and a few items around it.

They were too charred to tell what those items were at first glance.

John Kendall

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