Guests Evacuated from Candlewood Suites in Bloomington After Suspected Lightning Strike Sparks Roof Fire Wednesday Morning

Staff report

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — May 22, 2024

Guests at the Candlewood Suites in Bloomington were evacuated early Wednesday morning after a suspected lightning strike ignited a fire. The Bloomington Fire Department responded promptly and managed to extinguish the blaze, which appeared to be confined to the roof of the building.

The incident occurred during a thunderstorm that swept through the Bloomington area overnight. While the fire was quickly controlled, the damage’s full extent remains unclear.

As of now, further information about the fire or its cause is unavailable. The fire department has launched an investigation to determine the precise cause of the fire.

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