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Bloomington firefighters dispatched to shed fire Tuesday night, W. Allen West of Patterson is icy

Members of the Bloomington Fire Department mop up after a fire inside a maintenance shed in the 1200 block of W. Allen Street, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Firefighters from the Bloomington Fire Department were dispatched to a fire in a maintenance shed in the 1200 block of W. Allen Street around 10:50 p.m., Tuesday night, as temperatures dipped into the low 20s.

For those traveling in vehicles on W. Allen between Patterson, and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, it’s worth noting that fighting the fire left the street, in both directions, covered in water, which quickly became ice. Until a crew from the city arrives to treat the surface of the street with salt, and other materials, the road will remain hazardous to motorists. Some vehicles were seen driving around the fire vehicles on W. Allen, and then sliding on the ice at the bottom of the hill when they hit their brakes.

Members of the Bloomington Fire Department mop up after a fire inside a maintenance shed in the 1200 block of W. Allen Street, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Members of the Bloomington Fire Department mop up after a fire inside a maintenance shed in the 1200 block of W. Allen Street, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Members of the Bloomington Fire Department mop up after a fire inside a maintenance shed in the 1200 block of W. Allen Street, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Bloomington, Ind. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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