UPDATE: More information about Wednesday Hay Meadow Apartments fire

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — (UPDATE-9:11) –The Peoria Fire Department released more information about an apartment fire that happened near Hay Meadow Lane and Orange Prairie Road Wednesday.

According to Peoria Fire Battalion Chief Scott Strum, the fire was under control within 28 minutes.

Fire investigators have determined that the cause of the fire was accidental. The fire caused approximately $200,000 in damages.

There have been no injuries reported at this time, and property management was securing housing for 10 occupants who were displaced due to the fire.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Firefighters managed to extinguish a fire at Hay Meadow Apartments just off of N. Orange Prairie Road Wednesday.

A battalion chief on the scene said fire crews currently have the fire under control.

The fire managed to damage the balcony on the third floor and the attic. The siding on the building was also melted.

Firefighters are still looking to see how many apartments were affected.

Everybody got out safe and there are no reported injuries.

At this time, they believe the fire started from discarded smoking materials on the third-floor balcony.

WMBD has sent a crew to the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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