A Bloomington apartment fire that killed an Indiana University student earlier this month is sparking questions over smoke detector safety procedures.
Renee Ohrn was killed Saturday morning when a fire broke out at Terra Trace Apartments in Bloomington.
The cause of the fire in currently unknown, this story will be updated once more information is released.
Emergency response teams have tried to increase the speed and coordination of their disaster response efforts in response to threats like 9/11.
The state relies heavily on apartment complex managers to enforce the grill fire laws because enforcement officers cannot inspect every apartment.
A construction crew had been suspected of starting the fire since it broke out on July 5.
Cleanup at Indiana University’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation building is touch-and-go following a fire there last week.
In all more than 40 firefighters and all the trucks from the Bloomington Fire Department were dispatched to the building.
No one was injured when an electrical malfunction caused an explosion and fire near the Indiana Statehouse.
While experts say space heaters have become safer in the past several years, fire officials contend no heater is safe enough to overcome human error.