UPDATE (7:50 p.m.) — The Peoria Fire Department has released more information on a commercial building fire Wednesday.

According to a press release, the fire took place at the South Gate Exchange, which was not in operation at the time of the fire.

The fire was contained to the room of origin, which suffered heavy smoke damage. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damages.

A city building inspector was called to the scene and had a board-up crew secure the structure. The building has been turned back over to the owner.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — No one was injured in a fire Wednesday afternoon but authorities are still investigating how the fire started.

A call to the fire department came in at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday reporting that a building was on fire on S Ligonier Street at SW Adams Street.

Peoria Fire Department Battalion Chief Strum reports that no one was inside the building when it caught fire and the fire was knocked back quickly by his units.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.