Bloomington firefighters were unable to save a house that was engulfed in flames shortly after 9 PM Friday night. The home at 2309 Rainbow Ave. was destroyed. Extra firefighting equipment and assistance from the Normal Fire Department was called in to assist.
When firefighters arrived, the back of the home was engulfed in flames and the sole occupant of the house was standing outside. The home and most of its contents were deemed a total loss. Approximate value of the loss was $125,000. Two dogs perished in the blaze. The American Red Cross of the Heartland reports the occupant has has a safe place to stay, food, clothing and emotional support.