Fire Damages Home on North State Road 37

(BLOOMINGTON) – Around 11:59 the Northern Monroe Fire Protection District responded to a residential fire located at 5210 North State Road 37.

Photos by Northern Monroe Fire Territory: The Northern Monroe Fire Territory Responded to 5210 North Business 37 at 11:59 a.m. Sunday morning.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy black smoke coming from the roof of the residence. Crews were able to get inside the home and found the fire above the ceiling in the bathroom of the residence.

The firefighters were able to quickly get the fire put out, however, firefighters found more fire in the attic of the residence in the living room ceiling that but could not be easily accessed because of multiple roof lines on the home.

A hole was cut in the roof to access more areas of the fire above the roof that could not be accessed through the ceiling.

Photos by Northern Monroe Fire Territory: Ellettsville Fire Department, IU Health Ambulance Service, and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department assisted in battling the blaze in the 5200 block of Business 37

Fire crews remained on the scene for several hours extinguishing hot spots and locating hidden fires.

The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental. All residents were out of the home on arrival of the fire department.

Northern Monroe Fire Territory was assisted by Ellettsville Fire Department, IU Health Ambulance Service Bloomington, and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.