PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Firefighters were busy on the Fourth of July holiday, battling a fire that damaged several structures.
Just after 10:30 p.m., crews responded to the area of W. Meadows Pl. and N. Sheridan Rd. for reports of a garage on fire.
When they arrived, a two-stall detached garage was fully engulfed in flames. Shortly after firefighters got on the scene, a large explosion occurred inside the garage.
The garage is considered a total loss.
The heat from the fire also caused damage to the home and a neighboring garage.
Ameren was called to the scene to assist with downed and arching powerlines.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Officials estimate the damages to be around $70,000.
The occupants were able to return to the home.