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Update: IU Student Dies In Overnight Apartment Fire


Photo: Dan Goldblatt/WFIU News

The fire burned the building near 15th and Grant in Bloomington.

Updated Oct. 3, 3:15 p.m.

Below: cellphone video from Terra Trace Apartments resident Carli Kempf in Bloomington.

Oct. 1, 1:52 p.m.

One Indiana University student has died as a result of an early morning fire in the Terra Trace complex on east 15th St.

University spokesman Mark Land says IU is reaching out to those affected by the fire.

“What happened early this morning is a tragic event,” he said. “The entire university family mourns the loss of any student and our hearts and thoughts go out to the family of the young woman who was killed in the fire, as well as her friends. We are also working to do what we can to support students affected by the fire in any way possible.”

Land says the IU Dean of Students has been working with the IU Police Department, the Bloomington Fire Department and the Red Cross to find temporary housing for displaced students.

WFIU is attempting to reach local officials, and will have more information on the cause of the fire as it becomes available.

One resident who lives two doors down from the fire, said the entire front of the building was engulfed in flames, though she was not forced to evacuate her building.

As of Saturday afternoon, fire crews are still on the scene.

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