Fire Saturday morning at River Station

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PEORIA, Ill.– Peoria Fire Department crews responded to a building fire early Saturday morning in Peoria.

At around 4:20 a.m. crews arrived at 212 SW Water for reports of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered flames protruding up the side and roof of Blue Duck Barbeque.

Fortunately, no one was found inside the building. The railroad had to be shut down due to laying large diameter hose across the railroad tracks.

The owner of Blue Duck Barbecue said the business will still operate under normal business hours. It will be open Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

We contacted the health department who came in to do an investigation to make sure there were no hazards in opening and serving our food. It looks like our hours won’t be impacted at all which we’re thankful for,” Kavan Shay said.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, pending investigation.

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