Fire Damages Bloomington Equipment Business Thursday Night

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 14: Members of the Bloomington Fire Department battle a fire at a business in the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road on March 14, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. Firefighter had the fire under control in less than 25 minutes. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Staff report

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Bloomington firefighters battled a fire at Koenig Equipment Inc. – Bloomington late Thursday night, in the the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road.

Responding swiftly to the emergency call around 9:12 p.m., members of the Bloomington Fire Department arrived at the scene to find flames raging within the premises. Scanner traffic from OpenMHZ.com indicated that within a mere 21 minutes, the firefighters managed to contain the fire.

Gray plumes of smoke billowed into the sky and could be seen from South Landmark Avenue.

Minutes before, tornado sirens had wailed in Bloomington before the fire broke out. Bloomington was under a tornado warning. As firefighters fought the fire, lightning streaked across the sky, illuminating the Bloomington area.

Koenig Equipment Inc. – Bloomington, carries lawnmowers, tractors, utility vehicles, and more, and serves a wide clientele across six counties, according to the business’ website. The establishment offers products from brands such as John Deere, Honda, and Stihl.

This is a developing story. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 14: Members of the Bloomington Fire Department battle a fire at a business in the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road on March 14, 2024, in Bloomington, Indiana. Firefighter had the fire under control in less than 25 minutes. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 14: Members of the Bloomington Fire Department battle a fire at a business in the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road on March 14, 2024, in Bloomington, Indiana. Firefighter had the fire under control in less than 25 minutes. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 14: Members of the Bloomington Fire Department battle a fire at a business in the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road on March 14, 2024, in Bloomington, Indiana. Firefighter had the fire under control in less than 25 minutes. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 14: Members of the Bloomington Fire Department battle a fire at a business in the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road on March 14, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. Firefighter had the fire under control in less than 25 minutes. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 14: Members of the Bloomington Fire Department battle a fire at a business in the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road on March 14, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. Firefighter had the fire under control in less than 25 minutes. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 14: Members of the Bloomington Fire Department battle a fire at a business in the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road on March 14, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. Firefighter had the fire under control in less than 25 minutes. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 14: Members of the Bloomington Fire Department battle a fire at a business in the 1300 block of Bloomfield Road on March 14, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. Firefighter had the fire under control in less than 25 minutes. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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