Bloomington mobile home fire likely sparked by woman trying to thaw pipes

A Bloomington mobile home is a total loss after the homeowner tried to use a kerosene heater to thaw her frozen pipes.

The Bloomington Fire Department and Normal Fire Department responded to the fire off of Alexander Road.

The Normal Fire Department recommends these guidelines to keep pipes from freezing or how to thaw them safely in a mobile home or crawl space.

Alexander Road was closed for about two hours Friday.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article used the word “unthaw” instead of the word “thaw.” We apologize for the error.

Tim Shelley

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