UPDATE (11:30 a.m.) — Route 91 has reopened for through traffic.


PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — Route 91 is closed at Streitmatter Road as fire crews worked to put out a fire at a home in the 22000 block of Route 91 in Peoria County Tuesday.

Akron-Princeville Fire Chief Randy Haley said firefighters learned about the fire just before 9 a.m. Haley said a lightning strike had started a fire in the attic of the home.

While the fire was contained to the attic, water and smoke damage were present in other parts of the home. No people were inside at the time of the fire, but several cats and a dog were removed from the building.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.