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Bloomington apartment blaze caused by cooking fire

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

An apartment fire on Gettysburg Drive last month in Bloomington was caused by an accidental cooking fire, officials said. 

The Bloomington Fire Department announced the cause in a brief statement Wednesday. The fire at 1101 Gettysburg Dr. on Feb. 10 was a total loss, with several residents displaced in the blaze. Damage was estimated at $650,000 initially. 

Media reports indicate the owner of the complex was cited for more than 200 code violations before the fire. 

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