Bloomington fire officials are reminding homeowners who use a fireplace to have their chimneys inspected and swept.
This follows an early morning fire Monday that started in the home's fireplace.
Fire crews were called to a single-family home at 1009 E. Jefferson St. at 3:13 a.m. Crews reported heavy smoke showing from the eaves of the home. The family escaped unhurt.
Investigators said the fire was accidental. The damage to the home was estimated at $50,000.
The Normal Fire Department also joined Bloomington crews in the battling the fire.
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