Firefighters tackle W. Columbia Terrace fire Wednesday morning

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UPDATE (23:20 p.m.) — Peoria Firefighters responded to a residential fire at 8:13 a.m. Sept. 15.

The fire was located in a closet and was contained to the floor of origin, but the structure suffered smoke and fire damage.

The firefighters located two cats who were reunited with their owner unharmed, and the two occupants of the house were displaced from their home.

Fire companies performed salvage operations, preventing further water damage to furniture and personal belongings.

The Peoria Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the fire.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — In just 15 minutes, Peoria firefighters were able to extinguish a fire at a local residence Wednesday morning.

The fire started at a residence in the 700 block of W. Columbia Terrace.

No one was inside the house during the fire, so there have been no reported injuries.

Drop off at Franklin Primary School will not be delayed, but parents and guardians will need to drop off their students at N. Bestor Street.

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