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Arson investigation opened after apartment fire



The Bloomington Fire Department is looking into whether an apartment fire at Country View Apartments late Thursday could have been arson.

Police arrived at the 2500 block of South Rockport Road around 11:55 p.m. and found a bin of burnt clothing near the back door.

A 57-year-old man living in a neighboring apartment told officers he tried to break down the front door when he heard the fire alarm going off. He reported the apartment’s back door was open and he could see flames, so he grabbed a fire extinguisher and put them out.

The apartment was full of smoke when officers arrived, but they said the flames had all been extinguished.

Police are still trying to locate the apartment’s tenants, and the fire department is investigating the cause of the fire.

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