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Crews Battle Woods Fire For Hours Near Bloomington
Updated May 5, 2013 1:07 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Firefighters shuttled in extra water for three hours to put out a brush fire in a wooded area near Bloomington.

Bloomington Township assistant fire chief Joel Bomgardner says conditions on Thursday were "kiln dry" in the woods, where campfire-sized logs generated flames nearly 20 feet high
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Temperatures topped 100 degrees while crews were at the scene, but Bomgardner says that the fire's spread was slowed when winds calmed down. The fire spanned about four acres and no homes were damaged.

Bomgardner says no firefighters needed medical attention even though crews had been on the scene for more than six hours when the last ones left about 9 p.m



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